Fendi Placed On IR


St. Louis Rams Brandon Gibson celebrates his 15 yard touchdown with Rams teammate Fendi Onobun against the Washington Redskins in the first quarter at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis on October 3, 2010. UPI/John Boman Jr Photo via Newscom

The Rams placed rookie tight end Fendi Onobun on injured reserve today with a bulging disk in his back, so he is done for the season. To fill the roster spot, the team signed Derek Schouman to the active roster. This is a bit disappointing, but the good news is that he will have time to fully heal without worrying about getting back on the field. He is a project, and I think it’s fair to expect big things of him in the future. Don’t forget, he is a baby when it comes to football experience after playing basketball in college, so the more he is around the team and in the film room, the better he will become.

In other injury news, the team is still relatively healthy. Everyone was out on the practice field today, but a few guys were limited at least a little bit. Danario Alexander, James Butler, Donnie Jones, Brit Miller, and Rodger Saffold all missed some time today, but it looks like all of those guys are improving. As far as DX goes, it looks like he is getting very close to returning. There’s still a possibility he could go this weekend against the Falcons, but he will be evaluated in a couple of days. It would be a huge boost to get him back in the lineup, so keep your fingers crossed. Saffold’s MRI came back negative, but his status is still very up in the air. Jones should be good to go, and Butler is improving. We are going to need all hands on deck for a difficult matchup with Atlanta.

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