Posted July 27, 2012 on AP on Fox
First-year Rams coach Jeff Fisher didn't mind the few hitches the team faced during the first two days of rookie camp. ''We're off to a good start,'' he said after about a 90-minute practice Thursday. Trumaine Johnson provided the final piece of the rookie class when he arrived a bit later than scheduled. A cornerback out of Montana, he slept through his alarm and missed his flight Wednesday morning after being the last rookie to come to terms with the team. He arrived in St. Louis around 6 p.m. after the team's first practice of the three-day camp. He was on the field Thursday afternoon with the other rookies and a handful of older players for the prelude to the full preseason camp that opens Sunday. ''I woke up and thought `Oh, my gosh,''' said Johnson, a third-round selection who was at his home in Stockton, Calif. Johnson and fellow rookie cornerback Janoris Jenkins, out of North Alabama, agreed to their contracts Tuesday eve...

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