Originally written on NFL Injury Report  |  Last updated 11/14/14
The St. Louis Rams received a bit of good news this week as offensive tackle Rodger Saffold began practicing again on a limited basis, according to their official team web page. Saffold has been sidelined by a knee injury since week 2 of the regular season. He was expected to be one-half of a bookend duo for the Rams and play opposite left tackle Jake Long, who was acquired this offseason via free agency. Unfortunately, head coach Jeff Fisher’s plans were derailed by Saffold’s knee injury as backup Joe Barksdale has been forced into the starting lineup. To make matters worse, Jake Long has also been banged up this season. While it is certainly encouraging to see Saffold listed as a limited participant on the Rams practice report, he is not expected to return to the starting lineup particularly soon. He will certainly be ruled out this Sunday and it would not be at all unusual to see him miss several more weeks. However, the fact that he was seen doing individual and scout team work on Thursday is an extremely positive sign. Also a positive sign for St. Louis was seeing their anemic run game get a boost from running back Zac Stacy. Last year’s underdog sensation Daryl Richardson has been less than effective so far this season, and Steven Jackson’s departure has never been more evident. However, Stacy was able to rush for 78 yards on 14 carries against the Jacksonville Jaguars. His 5.6 yard per carry average was enough to earn him another shot at the starting job this week as he faces off against a far more difficult run defense in the Houston Texans. Here is the official practice participation report for the St. Louis Rams according to their official web page: DT Matthew Conrath (concussion) – Full Participation in Practice – PROBABLE CB Cortland Finnegan (thigh) – Did Not Participate in Practice – DOUBTFUL DE William Hayes (knee) – Limited Participant in Practice – QUESTIONABLE T Rodger Saffold (knee) – Limited Participant in Practice – QUESTIONABLE RB Zac Stacy (chest) – Limited Participant in Practice – QUESTIONABLE
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