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Jackson, Amendola Hopeful About Returns

Posted by nickwagoner on September 15, 2011 – 9:18 PM

– It’s not likely that WR Danny Amendola or RB Steven Jackson will be able to play Monday night against the Giants. But considering that they are two of the pound for pound toughest players in the league, nobody would be surprised to see them on the field sooner than later.

– Jackson spoke to the media Thursday afternoon and though he acknowledged it’s be an “outside chance,” he’s still holding out hope he might be able to play. He also pointed out that he feels more comfortable being cautious with the injury given the presence of talented veterans Cadillac Williams and Jerious Norwood, something he didn’t have in previous years.

– Don’t be shocked if Jackson’s injury keeps him out just one week if he doesn’t return in time for Monday night.

– Amendola has no timetable for a return but after speaking with him today, you can tell he has his sights set on being back sooner than later. He’s as tough as they come and he says the pain has mostly subsided in his elbow. Highly doubtful he’d be able to return this week but it would not be a shock if he was back the following week. That’s just who he is.

– QB Sam Bradford looked solid again Thursday. He’s tracking toward Monday night just fine.

– CB Bradley Fletcher and RT Jason Smith were limited in practice but both seem to be headed toward recoveries that should have them ready to go on Monday night as well.

– The same can’t be said for DE C.J. Ah You, who had a pin inserted in his wrist and probably won’t play this week. Rookie Robert Quinn will probably get his first shot to play.

– With Amendola down, Greg Salas is getting most of the work in the slot and as a punt returner though Quinn Porter, the RB the team just signed from Cleveland’s practice squad, is getting work as well.

– Don’t be shocked if WR Danario Alexander is prominently involved this week. With Amendola likely out, someone else will be up and the matchups would seem to indicate a possible opportunity for DX.

– Rams practice tomorrow and again Saturday before travel to New York on Sunday.

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4 Responses to “Jackson, Amendola Hopeful About Returns”

  1. By Kelly Ellsworth on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    I said from the beggining that the rams were not a play off team , there to young and havent got the talent yet; but in 1 to 2 years, as long as sam and steven stay healthy the rams will be able to compete,but the rams have to get a much better defence

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