Rams to stay at home for training camp

The St. Louis Rams had poked around looking for locations to hold their training camp this summer but their decision has been made to remain at home.

Surely, the unresolved labor situation has something to do with the choice. The Rams can’t say when they will begin camp, although they are scheduled to report July 22 and hold their first practice the following day. The Rams and the Chicago Bears are the teams scheduled to begin camp first because they are set to play in the Hall of Fame Game Aug. 7. That game is no very much in doubt.

Howard Balzer of ESPN 101 in St. Louis reported the decision to stay at the Russell Training Center in Earth City, Mo. The Rams otherwise could have wound up at a nearby college. Hopefully, they’ll be practicing July 23 – or as close to July 23 as possible.

The New York Giants, New York Jets and Baltimore Ravens have all scuttled plans to train at nearby schools and will hold camps at their respective facilities because of the labor situation.

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