According to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, via his Twitter, St. Louis Rams defensive tackle Michael Brockers (ankle) was limited in practice Friday, but will be able to make his NFL debut this Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks.
Rams rookie DT Michael Brockers (ankle) was limited in Friday’s practice but says he’s playing vs. Seahawks, which would be his NFL debut.
— Jim Thomas (@jthom1) September 28, 2012
Brockers has been battling injuries since the preseason, but the Rams should reap immediate benefits from having him on the field seeing as he is yet to play a down in a St. Louis uniform. He is a very formidable defensive tackle who can stuff the run and clog space up the middle. Assuming Brockers is operating at full strength, a defensive end like Chris Long, for example, will face fewer double teams and should be able to have an easier path to sacking the quarterback or forcing the run into the middle of the field toward the gullet of Rams defenders that will be ready and waiting.
Brockers was selected 14th overall in the 2012 NFL Draft from LSU by the Rams.
The St. Louis Rams host the Seattle Seahawks at Edward Jones Dome Sunday at 1:00 p.m. (eastern time zone).