Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando
Bulger A few quick notes from the Rams' organized team activities Thursday, culled from what coach Steve Spagnuolo and quarterback Marc Bulger told reporters:
The Rams visited with former Cardinals cornerback Rod Hood, but nothing is imminent and the sides are not negotiating at this time. Spagnuolo: "I think Rod's been looking around and it's just kind of sitting."
Bulger really isn't into producing hopeful quotes for optimistic offseason stories. Does he think he can play at a high level with the right supporting cast and system?
Bulger: "I do. But I always say it's one thing saying it and it's another thing to do it. We have these young guys coming up at receiver. Our line's pretty much all new. Steven [Jackson]'s going to be healthy. So I'm really, really optimistic. I'm excited, especially to start winning games. But talk's cheap."
Second-year receiver Keenan Burton is resting a sore hamstring. Good idea. Burton needs the work, but it's May. No need to risk injuries unnecessarily.
The Rams have installed about 70 percent of their new offense and defense.
Spagnuolo doesn't feel a need to add a veteran receiver: "You can always use a vet to teach the guys, but I don't think it's a necessity. Heck, we're paying the coaches to coach them up. I think that it can be good in some ways, but I don't think you have to have that. I really don't." It's early. We'll see if the feeling changes in August.