Rams defensive captain tore two tendons in his left foot and has been out since Week 1.
Rams offense has struggled in its last five games, so coaching staff makes change mid-week.
Jeff Fisher says Austin Davis remains his starter, despite late-game trouble in Arizona.
James Laurinaitis: “exciting for a phenomenal fan base that deserves a winning football team and a first-class stadium.”
Second-year man Zac Stacy came into the season as St. Louis’ expected lead back, but rookie Tre Mason has had the most carries and yards in each of the last four games.
Absolutely no one expected St. Louis to travel out to San Francisco on Sunday, and deliver one of its best efforts of the season against a 49er team that had two weeks to prepare since it was coming off its bye.
With his team coming off a bad loss last Sunday in Kansas City, and staring down the barrel of a meeting with a rested and angry San Francisco 49er team this coming Sunday, Rams head coach Jeff Fisher made an unusual decision regarding the team’s first practice of the week on Wednesday.
After a disastrous Sunday in Kansas City, which left its defensive backfield decimated by injuries, the St. Louis Rams wheeled a deal on Tuesday to acquire safety Mark Barron from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Niners have the 11th-best offense in the NFL this season at 357.4 yards per game. Most of that work is done through the air, where quarterback Colin Kaepernick has thrown for 1,719 yards and 11 touchdowns this season. The Rams have their work cut out for them.
It was another disheartening Sunday for the St. Louis Rams — perhaps the most disappointing performance for the club since the season opening loss to Minnesota.