– The Rams returned to the practice field on short rest following Monday night’s game in New York. The short turnaround forced the Rams to push the practice back to late in the afternoon (4 o’clock) so they could maximize their rest time and get to work on the Ravens.
– Obviously, things won’t get any easier this week with Baltimore and its renowned defense coming to town. The Rams hope to get healthier by then though which could give them a boost.
– The Rams made a roster move Wednesday morning, placing CB Tim Atchison on injured reserve and calling CB Josh Gordy up from the practice squad. The team like Gordy and believes he has some potential. He would’ve been called up last week had he had more than three practices with the team going into that game.
– Gordy spent the preseason with Green Bay, a team loaded at CB.
– The team also brought RB Chase Reynolds back to the practice squad.
– On the injury front, the Rams seem to be in OK shape.
– RB Steven Jackson (quad) did not practice but the Rams remain hopeful he’ll be OK this week to play the Ravens.
– DE C.J. Ah You (wrist) also did not practice. Same goes for WR Danny Amendola (elbow) but he seems to be making strides. He has full range of motion back. Now it’s a matter of some things in the elbow settling and getting some strength back. Not likely for this week but he remains on course to return sooner than later it appears.
– RB Cadillac Williams (hamstring) and LB Ben Leber (groin) also did not practice. Neither injury is considered serious and it’s possible Williams would have practiced had he had normal rest following the game.
– TE Michael Hoomanawanui (calf) and WR Greg Salas (ribs) were limited but expected to be fine.
– For Baltimore, the injury list is long.
Players that did not participate: C Matt Birk (knee), DT Terrence Cody (head), WR Lee Evans (ankle), G Ben Grubbs (toe), WR David Reed (shoulder) and CB Jimmy Smith (ankle).
CB Chris Carr (thigh) was limited.
– Back tomorrow with updates on our more regular schedule.
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