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Hoomanawanui to Miss a “Little Bit”

Posted by nickwagoner on August 23, 2011 – 11:17 PM

- The Rams finished up Tuesday’s practice without TE Michael Hoomanawanui. And, according to coach Steve Spagnuolo, that’s going to be something they’ll have to get used to for the next couple of weeks.

- Hoomanawanui suffered a calf strain in Monday’s practice and Spagnuolo said Tuesday it’s severe enough that he’ll likely miss the next couple of weeks or so. Hoomanawanui continues to have a run of bad luck on the injury front.

- On the bright side, WR Danario Alexander came back after his MRI and had a good practice. He caught a series of passes in team drills and looked solid. The MRI didn’t turn up anything major though Spagnuolo said Alexander had an option for surgery but chose not to do it because he didn’t want to be set back any further in the competition for roster spots. Alexander is a tough, tough kid. Hard not to root for him.

- Darian Stewart made his debut with the first team at safety on Tuesday. It’s been brewing for a bit but he replaced Craig Dahl with the first unit alongside Quintin Mikell. The coaching staff loves Stewart’s potential. It’ll be worth keeping an eye on to see if he gets to work with the first team against the Chiefs on Friday.

- The Rams will hold their final open practice of training camp tomorrow at 12:30 at the Russell Training Center. They break the training camp portion of the preseason after that and must make a cut from 90 to 80 players by the end of the weekend.


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