Los Angeles Rams rookie free agent safety Brian Randolph will be sidelined for the remainder of the season because of a torn ACL suffered on a kickoff during the team’s preseason opener Saturday, coach Jeff Fisher said.
Rookie free agent receiver Nelson Spruce has a knee sprain and will probably “miss a week or two,” Fisher said.
“We’re still doing more tests,” Fisher told reporters Sunday at the team’s training camp at UC Irvine. “From what I understand, surgery is not going to be necessary.”
The Westlake High School alumnus caught six passes for 51 yards, both game highs, including a touchdown in the 28-24 victory over the Dallas Cowboys.
A review of video of the game revealed “there were some really good things that we saw out of some of the younger players, and there are a lot of areas we need to continue to work on,” Fisher said.
“I was especially pleased with the special teams production out of some of the younger linebackers,” Fisher said. “They’ll make a run and they will remain competitive.”
Pro Bowl running back Todd Gurley is expected to play in Saturday’s preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum after not playing against the Cowboys while rookie quarterback Jared Goff, the first player chosen in the NFL draft, will likely play with the first- string offense, Fisher said.
The Rams coaching staff “saw a lot of good things” from Goff in his two series against the Cowboys, Fisher said.
“The huddle, the tempo, the timing — it was all there,” Fisher said. “It’s just progression and that’s what we’re looking for right now.”
—Staff and wire reports