– The Rams got back to the practice field Wednesday for the first time since Sunday’s disappointing loss to San Francisco. And they did so with a full complement of players participating at minimum on a limited basis.
– Coming out of the bye, the Rams were clearly progressing toward getting healthy again but still had a ways to go to get to the point where the full roster could practice even in a limited capacity.
– On Wednesday, the Rams got a numbers of players back in the fold doing limited work. WR Danario Alexander (knee), P Donnie Jones, S James Butler (ankle) and LB/FB Brit Miller (concussion) were among those back to practice that came as a bit of a surprise. They did limited work.
– T Rodger Saffold (ankle sprain) also was back to limited work after he initially injured the ankle against the 49ers.
– Meanwhile, the Rams made a roster move with one injured player, placing TE Fendi Onobun on injured reserve with a bulging disc in his backl. In his stead, the team signed TE Derek Schouman. Schouman is wearing No. 88.
– Schouman originally visited St. Louis last week and was not signed. But he comes to the Rams with experience and could contribute in the final weeks.
– Schouman played his first three NFL seasons in Buffalo, racking up 27 catches for 275 yards and a touchdown in 21 games. He played collegiately at Boise State and was a seventh round pick of the Bills in 2007.
– The Rams drafted Onobun with the first pick of the sixth round this year. He played in three games, making two catches for 15 yards.
– Back pain has kept Onobun on the sidelines in recent weeks and he was inactive last week against San Francisco.
– Onobun is not believed to need surgery on his back.
– That’s all for today. Back with more updates tomorrow.
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