WR Brian Quick among Rams inactives against Seahawks


The St. Louis Rams open the season in just under an hour and face off against division rival Seattle Seahawks. It would appear they will need to do so without one of their more impactful wide receivers in Brian Quick who has been ruled out for today’s game. Quick, who suffered a shoulder injury in 2014, was still not 100 percent entering camp this year. At one point he was toting around the non-contact yellow beanie over his helmet before handing it off to rookie running back Todd Gurley. The loss of Quick certainly hurts position of concern for the Rams.

More from Rams News

Among Quick and Gurley, rookie quarterback Sean Mannion, running back Tre Mason, offensive tackle Darrell Williams, linebacker Daren Bates and rookie offensive lineman Andrew Donnal are also listed as inactive for today’s game.

Aug 29, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams running back Tre Mason (27) carries the ball during the first quarter of a football game against the Indianapolis Colts at the Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Scott Kane-USA TODAY Sports

With Mason sitting due to a hamstring injury expect Benny Cunningham and Isaiah Pead to carry the load in the back field. Head coach Jeff Fisher has been adamant about turning this offense into a run first team. Cunningham and Pead don’t bring to the table what Mason and Gurley can, so expect this to be an area of concern for St. Louis.

No surprise rookie quarterback Sean Mannion will be inactive today. Nick Foles is your starter with Case Keenum playing the role of backup. Mannion will be your clipboard quarterback this afternoon, and most of 2015.

St. Louis is limping into their Week 1 matchup against Seattle. With the running back corps depleted, the team may opt to throw early and often this afternoon. Expect Foles to get wide receivers Tavon Austin, Kenny Britt and Stedman Bailey involved early and often. Regardless of how this game breaks out, these two teams may look very different come their rematch in December, but that may be nothing more than a consolation prize.