Veteran offensive linemen were injury-prone during stints with St. Louis
Rams player will need to be cleared by NFL to play final season game
Both St. Louis and New York are surprisingly healthy coming into Week 16, with the Rams likely having all 53 of their players available, while the Giants might only be one man short when kickoff comes at 3 o’clock Sunday.
All 53 players practiced Wednesday and are expected to be available to play in Thursday night’s nationally televised game at the Edward Jones Dome.
Rams defensive captain has been on injured list since Week 1, but appears ready to play Sunday at the Dome.
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.
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.
A raucous home crowd of 57,855 saw the St. Louis Rams grab their first home win of the season on Sunday, in a 28-26 triumph over the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks.
The St. Louis Rams led 21-0 midway through the second quarter on Sunday, but were unable to hold onto that lead, as the Dallas Cowboys scored 20 straight points to get back into the game, then outscored the home club 14-10 in the fourth quarter to earn themselves a 34-31 win at the Edward Jones Dome.
Rams left tackle Jake Long took a significant step forward in his return from the knee injury that ended his 2013 season when he took some reps during the team’s evening practice on Thursday.