The first preseason gameday of 2014 is upon us, as the Rams will take on the Saints tonight at the Edward Jones Dome. With many veterans set to take either limited reps or sit the game out entirely, young players should see plenty of time on the field. Here are some to look out for tonight.
The rookie out of Pitt has been impressive since he first put on a Rams jersey, and should see some significant playing time tonight. The 13th overall pick in this year’s draft has been rotating in with the first-team defensive line, and could impact the game in the early going.
With starting quarterback
JUSTICE CUNNINGHAM AND ALEX BAYER
Speaking of Gilbert, he’ll likely be targeting at least one of these two young tight ends. Cunningham was "Mr. Irrelevant" in the 2013 draft and spent much of last season on the Colts’ practice squad. He signed on with St. Louis after being waived following the regular season. The Rams picked up the rookie Bayer as an undrafted free agent out of Bowling Green. With
MICHAEL SAM AND ETHAN WESTBROOKS
With a team full of talented defensive lineman, Sam and Westbrooks will have to make a strong impression to stick around. Many of those strong D-lineman are veterans, so the pair of rookies could see plenty of time at defensive end tonight.