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FanFest at Dome draws better than 15,000 Rams fans

The Rams put on another strong FanFest event Saturday afternoon, drawing 15,723 fans to the Edward Jones Dome.

Shifting from Rams Park in Earth City, the team went through a regular practice session and added a live scrimmage featuring some of the squad's younger players.

"This puts an exclamation point on a real good week of training camp practice," Rams coach Jeff Fisher said. "The players are always excited to come down for this event, particularly for the fan participation and the attendance. ... I think the fans got to see a lot of good things today, as we did from a coaching standpoint.

"A lot of big plays down the field. If there's any question about Sam 1/8Bradford's3/8 ability to play the position, I think it was answered here, at least early in camp. Some great throws today."

Bradford, who seems to have a little extra zip on the ball these days, on a long pass down the left side to Kenny Britt for a 65-yard touchdown in 11-on-11 and hooked up frequently with second-year wideout Stedman Bailey on Saturday.

Bailey, unfortunately, will not be available at the start of the season while serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy.

"Not only 'Sted', but all of the receivers are having a good camp," Fisher said. "'Sted' had a really good day; he knows how to get open and knows how to make plays.

"We're going to miss him, but he'll push right through camp and we'll get through his ordeal and right back into the lineup."

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