LT Jake Long clears concussion protocol and will play vs. Arizona.
PSD Staff If you survived the ups and downs with underperformers and gut wrenching injuries to wind up in your leagues playoffs, than congratulations. But you know you're not done yet as just making the post-season is not enough. League championships and a year of bragging rights are on the line. Let's see... December 05
CBS Washington "There is not enough evidence to establish a link between football and the increase risk of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), says a new study. Previous information had shown that National Football League players may be at a higher risk of death associated with Alzheimer’s and other..." December 04
Center Scott Wells could be out for season with fractured fibula. Tim Barnes expected to start at center against Arizona.
Rams LT Jake Long has been ruled out for rest of this game with head injury.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "In this new age of concussion safety, it doesn’t usually happen this way. But all three Rams starters who went through the concussion protocol this week have been cleared to play Sunday in San Francisco. Running back Zac Stacy, left guard Chris Williams, and cornerback Trumaine Johnson all were..." November 30
RB Zac Stacy, LG Chris Williams, CB Trumaine Johnson all listed as limited in practice. None of the 3 did any contact work Thurs.
ESPN.com "The St. Louis Rams continue to monitor their three key starters who left last week's game against the Chicago Bears with a concussion as they move toward Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers. Running back Zac Stacy, cornerback Trumaine Johnson and left guard Chris Williams did not..." November 28
ESPN.com "St. Louis Rams cornerback Cortland Finnegan chose to play three game with a fractured orbital bone behind his left eye and blurred peripheral vision. For a player who has made a career based on toughness, Finnegan simply couldn't help himself. "I’m stubborn," Finnegan said. "I wanted to..." November 28
Zac Stacy, Trumaine Johnson, Chris Williams (head injuries) listed as non-participants Wednesday. All three did a little work in walk thru.
Rams QB Brady Quinn underwent a microscopic lumbar discectomy surgery performed by Dr. Robert Watkins at Marina Del Rey Hospital in LA today
ESPN.com "As is common practice with any player dealing with concussions, there was no definitive update about 24 hours after St. Louis Rams running back Zac Stacy, cornerback Trumaine Johnson and left guard Chris Williams suffered head injuries Sunday against the Chicago Bears. The NFL long ago put in..." November 25
Rams players Chris Williams, Trumaine Johnson and Zac Stacy will undergo a series of base line test for concussion issues this week.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Another long touchdown by Tavon Austin. Pinpoint passing by Josh McCown and Kellen Clemens. And a heated brawl that involved Bears right guard Kyle Long, with brother Chris Long, the Rams’ defensive end, trying to pull Kyle out of the fracas. And that was just the first half. It was a wild and..." November 25
Ram inactives:RB Daryl Richardson, G Harvey Dahl, G/C Barrett Jones, DT Matt Conrath, G/T Mike Persson, DE Gerald Rivers, CB Quinton Pointer
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Johnny Hekker’s football dream was to play quarterback. “I grew up throwing the ball with my brother in the street, wanting to be Peyton Manning. I even wore No. 18 (at Bothell High near Seattle),’’ the Rams punter recalled. “I had some offers to play quarterback at smaller schools, but I’d..." November 24
Rams activate rookie safety T.J. McDonald from injured reserve/designated for return list. Corner Corland Finnegan (eye) placed on IR.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "For much of the 2013 season, rookie cornerback Brandon McGee has been a productive member of the Rams’ special teams units. To wit, he’s tied for second in special teams tackles with six. But McGee’s opportunities to play on defense have been few and far between. To wit, one play against..." November 23
PSD Staff He's only 5 foot 8 inches tall but weighs 212 pounds, making him fast and hard to stop as he can get really low to the ground. Bobby Rainey has stepped into fill the rather big shoes of Doug Martin who's out for the season. He's a starting running back that you need on your team heading into the... November 21
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "After a delay of nearly two weeks, Rams quarterback Sam Bradford underwent surgery on his left knee Monday according to head coach Jeff Fisher. Bradford suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the team’s loss at Carolina on Oct. 20 when he landed awkwardly after being shoved out of..." November 20
CBSSports.com "CBS Sports' Dan Dierdorf, the longest-tenured NFL analyst in television, will retire after the 2013 season. Dierdorf, a Hall-of-Fame player and broadcaster, has been around the NFL for the last 43 years. After a 13-year career as an offensive lineman with the St. Louis Cardinals, Dierdorf..." November 20
Coach Jeff Fisher said Rams QB Sam Bradford had his knee surgery Monday in Pensacola, Fla. Dr. James Andrews performed the surgery.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "No one in the jubilant Rams locker room Sunday in Indianapolis could’ve been happier about the team’s 38-8 victory than quarterback Kellen Clemens. Not Tavon Ausin. Not Jeff Fisher. No one. Clemens has waited a long time between victories as a starting NFL quarterback. In fact, one must go all..." November 16
CBSSports.com "The NFL has gone to great lengths to protect quarterbacks, but with a rash of injuries this season to the game's most visible players, more rules could be on the way to keep passers safe. "Should he always get protection from low hits or head hits, regardless of the posture he's presenting?" NFL..." November 15
PSD Staff It's getting into crunch time for fantasy owners looking to make a late playoff push or solidify first round byes. By now, we know who the top performers are and there is little left on the waiver wire except injury replacements. It's time to look at the matchups to ensure you're making the right... November 14
Tavon Austin played 15 snaps on offense and 8 on special teams. With a player like that, it's about quality of touches not the quantity.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "It’s said that playing center or guard in the NFL is like playing in a phone booth because the space is confined and everything comes at you quickly. With that in mind, Rodger Saffold didn’t come out of the booth looking like Superman, but he acquitted himself well in his first NFL start at..." November 11
CBSSports.com "Outside of the Jaguars grabbing their first victory of the season and maybe the Bengals successful Hail Mary to force overtime vs. the Ravens, the wackiest game on the Week 10 schedule had to be the Rams facing the Colts on the road. Indianapolis was a 9.5-point favorite and was coming off big..." November 10
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Tight end Lance Kendricks, who suffered a fractured finger while making a diving attempt in the end zone in last week's 28-21 loss to the Tennessee Titans, heads the list of inactives as the Rams take on the Indianapolis Colts today at Lucas Oil Stadium. Kendricks has started seven of nine..." November 10
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "For someone who caught 210 passes in college, including 114 last season alone, you wouldn’t think a single reception would be much cause for excitement. Welcome to Stedman Bailey’s world. “Oh man, it was very exciting for me,” said Bailey, the rookie from West Virginia. “It was only a 12-yard..." November 10
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Even though the roof was closed at Lucas Oil Stadium, it was a day of thunderbolts — thunderbolts delivered by the underdog Rams. Chris Long’s first NFL touchdown. Tavon Austin scoring touchdowns without having them called back by penalty. You talk about strange sights at Lucas Oil. The Rams..." November 10
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "You can count Mike McNeill’s offensive snaps this season on two hands. Well, two hands and a couple of toes. The third-year tight end from the University of Nebraska has participated in 12 plays on offense, but that should change Sunday in Indianapolis. With Lance Kendricks sidelined with a..." November 09
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Richie Incognito’s time in St. Louis wasn’t exactly quiet. In 2006, a pair of late penalties in a Nov. 12 game in Seattle contributed mightily to a 24-22 last-second loss to the Seahawks. Had the Rams hung on in that game they would’ve ended up winning the NFC West in Scott Linehan’s rookie..." November 08
ESPN.com "Of the many emotions readily available in the St. Louis Rams locker room Sunday after yet another disappointing loss to the Tennessee Titans, there was one more abundant than all the rest: frustration. That frustration was written all over defensive end Chris Long's face and evident in the..." November 06
Surgery for QB Sam Bradford had been scheduled for today, but has been pushed back to an undetermined date in near future.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Aside from some bumps and bruises, the Rams came out of Sunday’s 28-21 loss to the Tennessee Titans relatively healthy. The exception is tight end Lance Kendricks. The third-year player suffered a fractured finger on his right hand while attempting to make a diving catch in the end..." November 05
Lance Kendricks has a fractured finger, Fisher says. Chance he could miss some time.
Tennessean "It looked bleak for the Titans in the final stages of the fourth quarter. Thanks in large part to running back Chris Johnson, bleak went to bright in an instant. Johnson busted loose for a 19-yard touchdown run with 2:54 remaining to lift the Titans to a 28-21 win over the Rams here on..." November 04
Rams running back Zac Stacy, listed as questionable with an ankle injury, is expected to start today vs. the Titans.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "After being drubbed 35-11 by the San Francisco 49ers on a nationally televised game on Sept. 26, the Rams were 1-3 and looking for answers. They decided to get back to the basics, to re-emphasize the run game and return to the power football that head coach Jeff Fisher is known for. “We’re a..." November 02
LT Jake Long, C Scott Wells, WR Austin Petttis, RB Zac Stacy all are full participation Thurs for Rams after sitting out Weds practice.
Tennessean "Rams tight end Jared Cook is among a number of former Titans who will square off against his old teammates on Sunday. But Cook shouldn’t expect his old buddies to take it easy on him. “Obviously he played here, and he has some bitter feelings about the Titans and what they did to him I..." October 31
Rams OG Harvey Dahl will miss at least two weeks with an MCL strain to his left knee.
Surprisingly, RB Zac Stacy on the practice field Wednesday for Rams but his work is very limited.
CBSSports.com "Only by the grace of an inept Rams passing game were the Seahawks able to muster a win Monday night. Ironically, the very same St. Louis offense that ran all over Seattle most of the evening settled for a Kellen Clemens pass attempt on 4th-and-1 with four seconds left in the game and trailing..." October 29
Low-ankle sprain for Rams RB Zac Stacy. Good news for the kid, who played well last night.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Rams knocked and knocked and knocked on the door. In the process they knocked the stuffing out of NFC West powerhouse Seattle. But they just couldn’t find the end zone, right down to a last-ditch effort on fourth-and-goal from the Seattle 2. As time expired, Kellen Clemens’ fade pattern to..." October 29
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "As a senior at Vanderbilt University, Rams rookie running back Zac Stacy set career marks for rushing yards (3,143) and touchdowns (30). All 30 of his scores came on the ground. Last weekend, in the Rams’ 30-15 road loss to the Carolina Panthers, Stacy picked up his first professional..." October 27