OXNARD (CBSLA.com) — Members of the St. Louis Rams were set to arrive Wednesday in Oxnard for preseason training camp and show their appreciation for the U.S. Armed Forces.
The team is scheduled to hold an autograph session for active duty uniformed military members and their families at Naval Base Ventura County in Point Mugu, according to officials.
The Rams head into training camp amid speculation this could be their final season in St. Louis as team officials continue to push for relocation to the Southland.
After playing their preseason opener at Oakland on Friday, the Rams are spending three days in Oxnard, where they’re holding joint practices with Dallas on Monday and Tuesday and finish with a day alone on Wednesday before returning to St. Louis.
Tempers flared at Monday’s workout as a skirmish between several players erupted into an all-out brawl that spilled over into the crowd.
Before the brawl, however, Coach Jeff Fisher anticipated an atmosphere that would be beneficial for both teams.
“We’re not going out there to have joint practices that end up being practices on your own because you can’t get along,” Fisher said. “I mean, it’ll be competitive but … I’ll guarantee a respect factor between both teams.”
Owners of the Rams, Chargers and Raiders presented plans to fellow owners earlier this week in Chicago about relocating to the Los Angeles market.
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