– The Rams put the finishing touches on their Thursday practice about an hour ago and are now one more day of preparation away from heading to Detroit for this weekend’s game against the Lions.
– On the injury front, not much changed from yesterday though there were a few to make note of.
– DT Clifton Ryan did not practice Thursday but did attend and said afterward that barring a setback, he should be back on the practice field Friday. He was unsure if he’d be able to play against the Lions in his home state but he held out hope for the possibility.
– RB Steven Jackson got his most extensive work in the past two weeks and continues to progress toward Sunday. He says he will likely have to wear the groin “harness” he had last week but said that as soon as it’s no longer necessary he will trim down on the padding he has to wear.
– CB Justin King aggravated a calf injury that has bothered him and he was “extremely” limited in practice Thursday.
– DT Gary Gibson (shoulder) returned to practice and appears to be on course to play against the Lions.
– LT Rodger Saffold returned to practice with a pad on his injured shin. He’s expected to be fine.
– After practicing on a limited basis yesterday, LB Chris Chamberlain backed off today and did not participate.
– Meanwhile, the Rams remain most concerned with what is a quality opponent in Detroit. While the Lions are 0-4, it’s easy to see how talented they are and how close they have been to racking up some wins this year.
– The biggest concern is WR Calvin Johnson, a player so big, fast and talented that Spagnuolo says it’s given him three migraine headaches this week.
– The Rams have one more practice tomorrow when they do their usual short yardage and red zone work before taking off for MoTown on Saturday.
– Everything else stayed status quo as the Rams continue to make progress health wise.
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