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Hodge hauls in 47-yard catch (0:23)

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Sean McVay sat most of his starters for a second consecutive preseason game Saturday against the Oakland Raiders in an effort to prevent injuries and withhold competitive information given the teams meet again in a season opener on Sept. 10. After losing to the 49ers in Week 17 last season and a poor performance last week against the Ravens, quarterback Sean Mannion needed to prove he could bounce back and serve as a capable backup if called upon this season. Mannion demonstrated improvement, completing 10-of-16 passes for 84 yards, including a 47-yard strike to KhaDarel Hodge. He also completed a 17-yard pass to Michael Thomas, but the remainder of his throws went for eight yards or less. It remains uncertain if Mannion will be serviceable if inserted for Jared Goff.

Kelly rushes up middle for 1-yard TD (0:28)
A day at the water park with Todd Gurley (4:14)

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It's unlikely Sean McVay will play starters Saturday in a Week 2 preseason game against the Oakland Raiders, which means backup quarterback Sean Mannion should have plenty of opportunity to redeem himself after a poor performance in Week 1. McVay said he'd look for "crisp execution" from the fourth-year pro. "Sean would be the first to tell you he should play better, but I think there were a lot of things that went into it," McVay said Thursday after the final training camp practice at UC Irvine. "Myself, obviously, some of the guys catching the football, protecting up front. So I just think you want to see more sharp, crisp execution, doing a good job recognizing what they're doing and then just being able to play sound football."

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The Rams wrapped up training camp at UC Irvine on Thursday with morning practice that had a walk-thru portion as well as some brief 11-on-11 and 7-on-7 play. The standout player of the day was tight end Tyler Higbee. Higbee demonstrated improvement in the passing game throughout camp, but on Thursday he caught back-to-back passes for touchdowns during 7-on-7 red zone drills. The first was an impressive snag over Marqui Christina and Isaiah Johnson. Higbee emerge as a nice red zone target for Jared Goff this season.

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Jalen Ramsey was actually pretty kind to Jared Goff in his GQ interview, relatively speaking ...

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Don't really get the sense anything is imminent between the Rams and Aaron Donald. They might be closer in numbers, but it doesn't appear like they're close enough for either side to give in. The staredown continues.

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Quote of the day Wednesday comes courtesy of Sean McVay, who watched as OLB Samson Ebukam pushed LT Andrew Whitworth into Jared Goff (Accidentally) and Goff went to the ground: "To say I was holding my breath," McVay said chuckling, "I think it would be probably a little bit more than that."

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Sean McVay said Wednesday that he hasn't decided if starters will play Saturday against the Raiders. However, it seems unlikely. McVay has expressed concern throughout training camp about the potential of injuries and with the Raiders, he's also mentioned maintaining competitive advantage, keeping in mind they meet again in a season opener on Sept. 10.

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Wednesday didn't appear to be the sharpest day for the Rams' offense, but aside from a couple dropped passes, it looked to be more a function of the defense. Marqui Christian intercepted a pass by Jared Goff early in the 100-play workout, Marcus Peters dropped a would-be interception (The play could have also been ruled a sack prior to the pass), Samson Ebukam sacked Sean Mannion, Nickell Robey-Coleman had a nice breakup at the goal line on a Goff pass intended for Cooper Kupp and Ndamukong Suh kept the pressure on Goff the entire workout. Peters covered Brandin Cooks the majority of the time and Cooks was rarely targeted.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Went to Rams and Chargers camps today. They're both supremely talented on offense and defense. The biggest discrepancy is their kicking situation. Greg Zuerlein, coming off back surgery, nailed a 60-yard field goal with ease and looks totally healthy now. He might be the best kicker in the league again. For the Chargers, neither Caleb Sturgis nor Roberto Aguayo have separated themselves. Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said opening with two kickers on the active roster is "a possibility."

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The Rams held a modified scrimmage (no tackling) for 90 minutes Wednesday, running about 100 plays - mostly starters vs. starters and backups vs. backups. Ndamukong Suh stood out. He batted down a pass, then later sacked Jared Goff twice. Suh has had a solid camp, but this is the first time he stole the show.

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Talib explains why he doesn't have to adjust to Rams defense (0:38)

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Rookie update Monday at Rams camp: Veterans had the day off, giving an opportunity to some younger players to step into big roles. Brian Allen, a fourth-round pick from Michigan State, worked with Jared Goff at center. "There were definitely some things as a rookie that you go through, just letting the game slow down a little bit," Goff said. "But he stepped in there, I thought he did a really good job and starting to settle in towards the end of practice.”

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