Johnson To IR, Danario Getting Closer


Aug. 14, 2010 - Saint Louis, Missouri, United States of America - August 14, 2010: Minnesota Vikings Wide Receiver Logan Payne ( ) dropps a pass while under pressure from Saint Louis Rams Defensive Back MARQUIS JOHNSON.

The Rams got some marginally bad news today when they announced that rookie cornerback Marquis Johnson would be placed on IR due to knee surgery. Apparently, the team didn’t have to announce the move earlier because Johnson was a practice squad member and not on the active roster. This isn’t a loss that will greatly affect the team, but it was nice to have Johnson get some experience on the PS during his rookie year. In other roster moves, the team signed CB Terrail Lambert and DT Jimmy Sadler-McQueen to the practice squad, and they cut Jamie McCoy from the PS to make room. Nothing big here, but it’s still worth note.

LT Rodger Saffold missed some practice time today after getting kicked in the shin by a teammate during the workout. He says he will be just fine for Sunday, so nothing to worry about just yet.

In more promising news, rookie wide receiver Danario Alexander is apparently getting closer to 100 percent, according to beat writer Brian Stull. Alexander is getting close to being able to participate full-go in practice, so it seems very possible we could see him on the field at some point this season. I wouldn’t expect too much from him this season, but if he can get any game experience this season while remaining healthy, it would be a nice step forward. I know there are plenty of Mizzou fans who can’t wait to see him in action as a member of the Rams, and it looks like you might have your chance at some point. I still think there is a ton of potential there, but expect the team to bring him along very slowly this year to make sure he is 100 percent.

Tags: Danario Alexander Jamie McCoy Jimmy Sadler-McQueen Knee Surgery Marquis Johnson Mizzou NFL Rodger Saffold St. Louis Rams Terrail Lambert