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(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer The St. Louis Rams are getting healthier on offense heading into the second half of the season, with wide receiver Danny Amendola and tackle Rodger Saffold likely back from injuries this week and center Scott Wells returning to practice for the first time since the opener.
That's good news for a unit returning from its bye week anxious to top its seven-point output in a wipeout loss to the Patriots in London. But just in time for a stiff test in San Francisco, which is allowing an NFL-low 12.9 points a game and is No. 2 in total defense at 271 yards per game.
Amendola remains the team leader with 32 receptions and 395 yards even after missing three games with a collarbone injury sustained while attempting a diving catch Sept. 30 against Seattle. Saffold has missed six games with a third-degree right MCL strain and Wells broke his left foot in the opener.
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - Rodger Saffold was pleased to be part of the St. Louis Rams' traveling party to London - until the game began.
"I was like so happy that Coach (Jeff Fisher) let me come even though I was injured," Saffold said Wednesday. "And then afterward I'm like Why did he do this?' Standing out there on that field in the rain."
After a four-day bye weekend, it was back to work for the Rams on Tuesday - an "extra" practice day as they prepare for Sunday's game at San Francisco.
Left tackle Rodger Saffold, seeking to return to action after suffering a knee injury in Week 2 against Washington, said he took part in "team" drills for the first time, felt great after practice, and said...
The St. Louis Rams are close to getting center Scott Wells back from a fractured left foot that has sidelined him since the season opener.
Wells returned to practice for the first time on Tuesday and while he could be promoted to the 53-man roster in time for Sundays game against the San Francisco 49ers, the Rams could choose to give him a little more time, according to Jim Thomas...
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"Yeah, it was good," Fisher said of Pead...
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NEW YORK (AP) Comments on the St. Louis Rams by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
Chris Berman (ESPN, 24) - A week off to seriously regroup.
Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 27) - Riding a three-game losing streak, we'll see if a bye in Week 9 helped.
Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 27)
Rich Gannon (CBS SportsSiriusXM NFL Radio, 30) - Not optimistic about Rams chances...
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JASON YOUNG Associated Press It's been a rough couple of weeks for St. Louis' defense, and the Rams know it, too.
St. Louis has dropped three straight games, yielding 30 points against Green Bay and 45 against New England in its last two losses before its bye week. The Rams' points allowed average jumped nearly five points to 20th in the league...
Last week: 21 (+0)
According to Nick Wagoner of STLouisRams.com, WR Danny Amendola appears to be ready to return to the field for Week 10′s game against the 49ers.
Absolutely, I have been waiting three weeks too many so I am ready to get back, Amendola said, via Wagoner. I am just ready to get back. I had a couple good weeks of work, limited of course but I feel really good and I am ready...
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