Good news for Rams fans, as Pro Bowl tackle Orlando Pace seems to be on the road to being back to being a big part of the Rams O-line in 2008. Pace said on Saturday that he is ready to go, and is 100 precent as training camp gets closer. “I’m just getting ready for training camp,” said Pace. “I’m not going to complain about missing some of training camp, but we’ll see what the doctors say.”
Pace being at camp is a big deal, as he has missed three training camps since he was designated as a franchise player, and he held out. Now, after a season in which his injury put the Rams O-line in total chaos for the whole year, he’s back and it looks like things for St.Louis could be turning around and heading in the right direction after hitting rock bottom last season.
“Orlando is not going to take much at all until we get back into training camp,” coach Scott Linehan said. “He will do all of the walkthroughs and the individuals. He will be cleared and good to go for training camp. We can’t put him in that position yet.” Pace will be 33 in November, and the former #1 pick still has good football ahead of him, and his play will be a lift for a franchise hopefully headed back up to being a force in the NFC.