St. Louis Rams rookies got a three-day head start at training camp. New coach Jeff Fisher hopes that'll help them adjust now that the veterans have arrived.
The first full-squad practice is Sunday afternoon, giving Fisher two weeks to prepare for the first preseason game Aug. 12 at Indianapolis. The Rams and Colts tied for the worst record in the NFL last year at 2-14.
Players were due to report Saturday morning for a team meeting followed by conditioning tests but no work on the field.
''I'm very excited. Everybody's excited,'' Fisher said. ''Vets are inside watching practice through the window and coming in early and lifting.''
After a year away from the NFL, Fisher is rebuilding a franchise has averaged just three victories the last five seasons. Expectations are measured outside of Rams Park, where Fisher has constantly downplayed the past, with Las Vegas oddsmakers setting the over-under at six victories.
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