The Jared Goff watch is in full bloom in Los Angeles.
One week after NFL Network’s Steve Wyche reported that the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 draft would begin seeing increased practice reps, the Los Angeles Rams provided a strong hint that Goff will soon displace Case Keenum in the starting lineup.
Goff took first-team practice reps in the Rams’ final practice of the bye week Wednesday, per Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times.
“I feel tremendously more comfortable than I’ve ever felt,” Goff said, via Klein. “I feel confident that if my number’s called, I’ll be ready to go.”
Coach Jeff Fisher was content to stick with Keenum when he was averaging a surprisingly effective 9.2 yards yard per attempt over a three-week stretch entering the Week 7 London showcase.
While the coaching staff has made it a point to get Devontae Booker more involved in the offense, the plan was for the rookie to work in tandem with the veteran, keeping a fresh back in the game at all times. Booker’s 4.8 yards per carry leads the team, but he can’t replicate Anderson’s prowess in pass protection or route running.
Expect Booker to start this week’s AFC West showdown versus the San Diego Chargers, with third-year pro Kapri Bibbs in a supporting role.
Josh McCown is on track to return from a collarbone injury that kept him out the past five weeks.
The Cleveland Browns quarterback was a full participant in Wednesday’s practice.
McCown told reporters he was “moving in the right direction” to be able to play Sunday versus the New York Jets. Browns coach Hue Jackson didn’t announce a starter Wednesday.
Appearing on Wednesday’s edition of Up to the Minute Live, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that there are no Jeffery trade talks between the Bears and Philadelphia Eagles.