Jeff Fisher appears on NFL AM; unveils some intriguing tidbits

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St. Louis Rams head coach appeared on NFL AM this morning and had some interesting things to say regarding a few closely watched storylines.

Those two stories may not be surprises – well, the Kenny Britt news is a bit I guess – but the one that caught my eye is that Fisher mentioned left tackle Jake Long, who tore his ACL in the second-to-last game of the 2013 season, might open training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list.

As our own Ted Bryant predicted way back in December right after Long got hurt, the Rams seemed to shift their offseason priorities to accommodate a scenario in which Long might not be ready for the start of the 2014 season.

The Rams have been optimistic about Long’s prognosis, but he was not able to undergo knee surgery until late January, and expecting him to be ready for the season just seven months later was probably not very realistic to begin with – not to mention training camp just six months after his surgery.

However, the Rams were able to re-sign Rodger Saffold, who has plenty of experience at left tackle if he needs to shift over to cover for Long, and they drafted Greg Robinson, who played left tackle at Auburn. As our Sam Tramel recently wrote, for the first time in a while, the Rams seemingly have a lot of quality depth on the offensive line (on paper anyway).

They’ll need it if Long’s recovery cuts into the regular season.

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