It’s back to work for the Rams as they begin their offseason conditioning program today. The training sessions are said to be voluntary, but there is an asterisk next to "voluntary" because most of the Rams who are currently under contract are encouraged to attend. Having everyone present helps the process of building towards next season.
"We like to work as a group, lift as a group, make each group competitive," Rams head coach Scott Linehan said. "We try to make it a competitive environment in the offseason just like we do during the season, because that just breeds a more healthy training regimen. It helps sell the team concept."
Most of the 59 Rams players under contract or tendered as restricted free agents are expected to attend. There are some injuries that will cause a few players to either miss a few sessions or be heavily restricted. That group includes defensive end James Hall (shoulder), wide receiver Torry Holt (shoulder), center Andy McCollum (knee), and linebacker Pisa Tinoisamoa (shoulder).
The program is a four day a week program. Players are given a three day weekend which works well for those players who do not live in the St. Louis area. A workout is offered on Friday for those who want extra work or missed a workout earlier in the week.