– The Rams got back to work on Wednesday in anticipation of Sunday’s huge showdown with the 49ers at the Edward Jones Dome.
– Obviously, everything is taken up a notch this week with the NFC West Division essentially on the line. The Rams control their destiny in the division. If they win the next two, they’re in, it’s as simple as that.
– The Niners meanwhile, need a little help though they can help themselves by beating the Rams. If the 49ers win their final two and Seattle drops a game in the next two weeks, the Niners would walk away with the division.
– San Francisco coach Mike Singletary has said he’s decided on a quarterback but he’s not yet making it known whether it will be Alex or Troy Smith. Alex Smith started the past two weeks but struggled in a loss to San Diego. Troy Smith went 3-2 earlier this year, including a win against the Rams.
– For those scoring at home, that’s two weeks in a row the Rams will be playing a team with quarterback questions.
– On the injury front for the Rams, DE Chris Long did not practice. His bruised thigh kept him working with strength coach Rock Gullickson during the practice.
– TE Michael Hoomanawanui did limited work in practice. Spagnuolo said Hoomanawanui wasn’t able to get in as much work as hoped.
– RB Kenneth Darby did, however, return to practice as he bounces back from a rib injury. Darby seems poised to return this week.
– The Rams also made a roster move Wednesday, promoting LB Curtis Johnson from the practice squad to the active roster to replace special teamer Brit Miller, who was placed on injured reserve with a torn ACL.
– The Rams are back to practice tomorrow.
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