As of Thursday, the St. Louis Rams seem to be relatively healthy heading into Week 10 against the San Francisco 49ers. According to Jim Thomas, the Rams’ Wayne Hunter, Danny Amendola, and Rodger Saffold all participated in practice on a limited basis. That is good news for St. Louis, especially having potential starting options on the offensive line, and those options being viable first-string players.
Amendola’s return will be a welcome relief to Sam Bradford on the Rams offense, although it will likely benefit a number of other players. Specifically, Chris Givens and Brandon Gibson should see their production increase, with defenses likely to focus more of their attention on Amendola instead of double teaming the outside. Steven Jackson and Daryl Richardson could also have an easier time running the ball, with Amendola forcing defensive backs out of the box, and Givens disallowing teams to play one-safety deep on defense.
The rest of the defense seems to be healthy, with the exception of Darian Stewart, who is still nursing a knee injury. Barry Richardson was also back at practice now, after sitting out with a head injury on Wednesday. The St. Louis Rams will need all the players healthy if they hope to stay undefeated in the NFC West.