As of yesterday, some of the St. Louis faithful, us included, were a bit concerned with the amount of started on the roster that were not participating in practice this week. This afternoon, St. Louis can breathe a sign of relief, with Robert Quinn and Scott Wells both returning to practice on the field. They will both be starting against the 49ers unless Quinn experiences some reoccuring concussive symptoms. With Wells back, the starting offensive line should be at full health, or will it…
Barry Richardson was a new addition to the injury report on Friday with a knee issue, and was limited in practice.
— Jim Thomas (@jthom1) November 30, 2012
With Barry Richardson injured, there is a possibility that Wayne Hunter will step in at the right tackle spot. Some had pushed for Hunter to be moved to the right side when Rodger Saffold returned from injury, especially given his, mostly, spectacular play on the blindside.
Amendola was out of his walking boot today, and is listed as questionable on Sunday against the 49ers. However, if last week was any indication, “doubtful” means that Amendola will likely suit up, even if he doesn’t see much field time. Against the Cardinals, he was not seen out of his boot at all throughout the practice week, so that could be a good sign for him playing this week.
Steven Jackson was upgraded to “probable,” meaning that Jackson will be full-go come Sunday. Jackson likely would have still got 24 carries with “questionable” in front of his name, so the heightening in status is a good indication of how he and his foot are feeling.