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Rams Close to Full Strength Heading Toward Finale

Posted by nickwagoner on December 27, 2012 – 9:22 PM

– The Rams were back at it Thursday afternoon on the practice field and for the first time in a while had their full complement of players available for the workout.

– Every player on the roster was full participation in Thursday’s practice as the Rams appear to be about as healthy as a team in week 17 can possibly be.

– All of the players listed on the injury report Wednesday were upgraded to full participation after being limited or not practicing.

– Here’s the full list: CB Cortland Finnegan (thigh), LB James Laurinaitis (back), RB Steven Jackson (foot), C Scott Wells (knee), S Craig Dahl (knee), WR Austin Pettis (shoulder).

– Finnegan, Laurinaitis, Jackson and Wells did not practice on Wednesday and did everything Thursday.

– Dahl was limited on Wednesday and was full go on Thursday.

– Pettis was listed as full go on Wednesday and again on Thursday.

– The Rams brought DE Mason Brodine back to the practice squad to fill the spot vacated by CB Quinton Pointer’s promotion to the active roster last week.

– One note that is somewhat interesting heading into the final week: the Rams have played the fourth most difficult schedule in the NFL this year, as their opponents have combined for a winning percentage of .533. What that means from year to year isn’t much but here’s something to consider: in 2010 when the Rams went 7-9, they played one of the softer schedules in the league. In essence, it skewed the reality of how close that team was to competing on a consistent basis. This year, considering the performance against such a tough schedule, it could certainly bode well for the team’s future. Of course, that all has to play itself out in time but it’s worth filing away for a rainy day.

– That’s all for today. Thanks for reading and don’t forget that my live chat will be tomorrow sometime between 2 and 3 and you get your questions in now.

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