The St. Louis Rams made it out of Sunday’s game against the Bengals relatively healthy, but the one big injury was to LB/Special Teamer Josh Hull. Hull was placed on injured reserve Tuesday with an ankle injury, ending his 2011 season. I feel bad for Hull, because I think he has some potential, but he just hasn’t been able to stay healthy since the team drafted him. He did show some good things on special teams when he was able to play this season, but it’s hard to judge him based on the limited time he has been able to play over the last two seasons.
To replace Hull on the roster, the team signed TE Mike McNeill off the Indianapolis Colts’ practice squad. It’s usually not a good sign when you add a guy off the worst team in football’s practice squad, but let’s give McNeill the benefit of the doubt because he is a Kirkwood High grad and a St. Louis guy. He is a rookie from Nebraska who played in four games for Indy this season.
In other injury news, Sam Bradford, A.J. Feeley, Josh Gordy, Justin King and Chris Long didn’t practice Tuesday, although Gordy did a bit of walk-through work. Brandon Lloyd also missed practice, but his was due to illness and he is expected to be fine. Spags said Bradford is about the same as last week, and he is still day-to-day. It didn’t sound like Spags expects Bradford to go this week, but I guess it’s still possible that he could play. If you ask me, let’s sit him again especially considering we are on a short week and playing the Steelers in Pittsburgh. There’s no point in putting him out there in the elements against a nasty defense like Pitt.
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