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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Lance Kendricks Impressive In Rams Debut


Rams rookie tight end Lance Kendricks had an impressive debut for the Rams, catching a touchdown pass from Rams QB Sam Bradford.

By J. Rudd

August 15, 2011

Many NFL experts and fans shook their head in confusion when the St. Louis Rams selected tight end Lance Kendricks out of Wisconsin in this past season's NFL Draft. The Rams already had a promising young tight end on the roster in Michael Hoomanawanui.

But in the Rams impressive 33-10 trouncing of the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday night at the Edward Jones dome in St. Louis, Kendricks showed everyone why the Rams coveted him so much.

Kendricks, making his NFL preseason debut, caught five passes for 47 yards, including a touchdown reception thrown by Rams standout quarterback Sam Bradford.

Kendricks showed the ability to get open in the middle of the field, run with burst after the catch, and an the strength to overpower smaller defensive backs in the "Red Zone."


Kendricks and Hoomanawanui figure to see plenty of time on the field together this season as offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels builds his offense around the tight ends, running back Steven Jackson, and of course Sam Bradford.

Kendricks also figures to be an above average blocking tight end, considering he played his collegiate ball at run-first Wisconsin.

Kendricks certainly flashed some of his skills in his first NFL contest and Rams fans hope that drafting the tight end in the second round pays off in a big way for the Rams organization.

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