Thursday, November 17, 2011

Rams report, 11/17

Injuries: ESPN 101 is apparently reporting that Justin King suffered a "significant injury" near the end of Thursday's practice. I apologize for jinxing Justin, who's had a bad injury history up to this season but has played this year with a variety of injuries and deserved a toughness award. He looked like the one Rams corner who was going to survive the 2011 season.

Additional reporting on ESPN 101 says it's an ankle injury.

If King becomes the tenth DB to hit the Rams' IR this season, and why we weren't asking this around injured DB #3 or 4, what the hell are they doing wrong at Rams Park? Is there something wrong with the practice turf? Is there something about the drills they run? Are they overworking the DBs somehow in practice or otherwise? Do they practice indoors too much? Not enough? Is there something wrong with their weight training? Is is a coincidence the Rams also have so many injured receivers? Yes, some of the injury plague on this year's team has been freak, unavoidable, in-game stuff, like Amendola or Salas or Hoomanawanui. But come on. Possibly ten players seriously injured at one position and another string of players injured at the position they practice against? There's bad luck, and there's ridiculous. Nobody has this much bad luck. Something else has to be wrong.

The rest of the team: (to be updated)
Did not participate: Brandon Gibson (groin), Jason Smith (concussion), Cadillac Williams (calf)
Limited: Danario Alexander (hamstring), Josh Hull (hamstring), Bryan Kehl (ankle), Lance Kendricks (foot), Jerious Norwood (hamstring), Rodger Saffold (head), Eugene Sims (shoulder), Darian Stewart (neck)

From listening to a radio report from Jim Thomas during lunch, Kendricks' chances of playing Sunday don't sound very good. Great, TEs have been eating the Seahawks alive the last couple of weeks, and the Rams? Don't have any.

It sounds like Sam Bradford's getting all the snaps at practice again, though, so at least we can take him off the injury report.

Not wanting to feel left out, the Seahawks will be down two starting offensive linemen for Sunday and the rest of the season. Their whole right side is out with knee injuries, with John Moffitt injured in their win over Baltimore, and James Carpenter tearing an ACL in practice yesterday.

I'd bet the under for Sunday's game.

Transactions: It was in fact Chris Smith who got the spot on the practice squad opened up when Nate Ness was promoted.

Alumni report: Jonathan Nelson has joined the Panthers' practice squad.


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