Preseason game 4 |Rams at Vikings


Without QB Teddy Bridgewater, the Vikings likely will sit starting QB Shaun Hill. That means QB Joel Stave could play the entire game just as last year’s third-string QB Taylor Heinicke did in the preseason finale a year ago. … Stave has completed 19 of 33 passes for 209 yards with an interception in three exhibition appearances. … Most Vikings starters are expected to sit out. … C Nick Easton likely will get the start after Joe Berger won the starting job in an offseason competition with John Sullivan. … Sullivan was released as part of the first wave of cuts. … LB Eric Kendricks (hamstring) is expected to be ready for the season opener despite sitting out the preseason. … K Blair Walsh made all three field goal attempts Sunday in the football opener of U.S. Bank Stadium, a week after missing a 47-yard attempt in Seattle. … S Antone Exum and DT Scott Crichton cleared waivers and were placed on injured reserve.


Shortly after moving to Los Angeles, the Rams sent a boatload of draft picks to Tennessee for the No. 1 overall pick to take QB Jared Goff out of California this spring. … Goff could get his first preseason start against the Vikings. … In three appearances, Goff has completed 16 of 33 passes for 165 yards and one touchdown with one interception. … QB Case Keenum is expected to be L.A.’s season-opening starter. … The Rams retained coach Jeff Fisher despite a 7-9 record last season, marking the fourth consecutive losing campaign in his tenure. … They extended the contract of LB Mark Barron, guaranteeing him $20 million, and recently signed WR Tavon Austin to a four-year extension. … Fourth-round pick WR Pharoh Cooper is sidelined because of a shoulder injury.