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Fisher Ticked Off at Rookies Missing Rams OTA’s

Pro Football Weekly reports that Jeff Fisher, the new head man for the Rams, isn’t pleased with a couple of the Rams new rookie class of 2012 that will be missing OTA’s for the team as they started Tuesday.

Rams head coach Jeff Fisher is staring up at a mountain. He has inherited a team with a litany of problems, and Fisher has countless new faces — including 10 draft picks — that he’s counting on to help improve a 2-14 football team from a year ago.

Add one problem to the list: Three of Fisher’s prized rookies will not be attending the full OTAs that started Tuesday and run intermittently over the next week.

Second-round WR Brian Quick, second-round RB Isaiah Pead and fourth-round WR Chris Givens all are missing from practice. They instead are attending the NFLPA’s Rookie Premiere weekend out in Los Angeles.

Fisher was not wild about the proposition when asked about it Wednesday.

“They’re out in Southern California. It’s mandated by the league that they go out there,” Fisher told reporters. “Unfortunately, they’re missing some quality work.”

The event, put on by the NFLPA and presented by Nike, brings together 35 of the top draft picks from the 2012 class. The players take part in a series of community events on Thursday, they compete in a flag football game this Friday, and on Saturday the players are photographed in their new teams’ uniforms for the first time. The pictures are used by trading-card companies for Panini American and Topps for their 2012 collections.

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