It’s no secret that the Rams have been hit hard by injuries thus far in 2010, so a couple of rookies are expected to be active this week to make their NFL debuts. Jermelle Cudjo will likely be activated from the practice squad to fill in for Clifton Ryan, who is still suffering from migraine headaches. Cudjo really earned his way onto this team with his excellent showing in the preseason, and it will be interesting to see how many snaps he gets tomorrow on defense. Tight end Fendi Onobun is also expected to be active thanks to injuries to Michael Hoomanawanui and Billy Bajema, so we will finally get a chance to see what this former basketball player has. I would guess that Fendi will make most of his contributions on special teams, but he might get a chance to catch some passes on offense, especially if Daniel Fells is slowed by his knee.
In the rest of the injury news, DT Darell Scott (ankle) and LB Chris Chamberlain (toe) are out. Clifton Ryan, S Craig Dahl (concussion) and WR Laurent Robinson (foot) are doubtful. If I had to make some guesses here, I would say that Robinson will play, while Ryan and Dahl will sit. I don’t know this for sure, but that’s my guess.
Anthony Bryant DT Out
Albert Haynesworth DT Questionable
LaRon Landry S Questionable
Kareem Moore S Questionable
Clinton Portis RB Questionable
Anthony Armstrong WR Questionable
Chris Horton S Questionable
Trent Williams T Questionable
As far as these guys go, I expect the big names like Haynesworth, Landry, and Portis to all suit up. The game is another 3:15 start, so everyone tune in. I will be in attendance at the Jones Dome, so come up and say hi if you see me.