A good portion of the NFL offseason has come and gone, as many free agents have found new homes and the NFL Draft placed around 200 new players in their respective homes.
With that portion of the offseason finished, teams are beginning to look forward to the new season as minicamps are underway.
For the Los Angeles Rams it will be their second season in their new home of Los Angeles, and their first under new head coach Sean McVay.
The NFL preseason and regular season schedule has already been released, so the Rams know who they will be playing against this upcoming season.
On Tuesday the NFL released the dates and times of the preseason games, and all of the Rams games will be played in the afternoon or evening, via Myles Simmons of TheRams.com:
NFL has announced dates/times for preseason games. For Rams…
8/12 vs. DAL, 6 PT
8/19 @ OAK, 7 PT
8/26 vs. LAC, 5 PT
8/31 @ GB, 4 PT
— Myles Simmons (@MylesASimmons) May 9, 2017
As listed, the Rams will be hosting the Dallas Cowboys for the second consecutive preseason opener, before traveling to the Oakland Raiders in Week 2.
They then have a matchup with the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 3 at the Coliseum in what is a battle for the city, as the Chargers decided to join the Rams in Los Angeles this past offseason. The Rams then finish out the postseason by traveling to Green Bay to close out the preseason.
This preseason one will be an important one for McVay and the Rams, and second-year quarterback Jared Goff in particular, as he is still trying to prove why he was the top overall pick in last year’s draft.
After completing the preseason the Rams will open up their 2017 schedule by hosting the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, Sept. 10.