NFL Transactions: St. Louis Rams Add Safety Michael Lewis

Alexander caught a crucial touchdown pass in the first NFL game of his career last Sunday.

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NFL Transactions: St. Louis Rams Add Safety Michael Lewis

With their secondary struggling with injuries the St. Louis Rams added former San Francisco 49ers safety Michael Lewis Wednesday, looking to shore up a defense that needs immediate depth. Lewis, a Pro Bowl selection in 2004, started for the 49ers until rumored friction with Mike Singletary led him to ask for his release three games into the 2010 season.

Defensive tackle Clifton Ryan, suffering from migraines, was placed on injured reserve to open a spot for Lewis on the active roster.

In a career that began in 2002 Lewis, 30, has 12 interceptions and 10.5 sacks. Originally a second-round draft pick of the Philadelphia Eagles, Lewis was briefly benched by the Eagles and signed with the 49ers as a free agent following the 2006 season. Perhaps most impressively, he was the winner of the 2005 EA Sports Madden Bowl. So he’s got that going for him. The Post-Dispatch notes that Lewis is “yet another Rams defender who once played for coach Steve Spagnuolo”, in this case when Spagnuolo was defensive backs coach at Philadelphia.

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NFL Injuries: Danario Alexander "Limited" In Practice Wednesday After First NFL Start

St. Louis Rams wide receiver Danario Alexander, whose breakout performance in Week 6 came after he spent much of the first two months of the season rehabilitating after his most recent knee surgery, practiced Wednesday in what the official Rams Twitter called a “limited” role.

It goes on to say that Alexander, as well as special teams specialist Chris Chamberlain, who’s missed much of the season, and David Vobora, “participated quite a bit.” Both Chamberlain and Vobora are expected back in Week 7’s away game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Post-Dispatch is reporting that Alexander said his knee felt pretty good, which could be less than reassuring for fans who have unilaterally nominated him as savior of the Rams’ weak receiving corps.

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NFL Injuries: Danario Alexander "Limited" In Practice Wednesday After First NFL Start

St. Louis Rams wide receiver Danario Alexander, whose breakout performance in week six came after he spent much of the first two months of the season rehabilitating after his most recent knee surgery, practiced Wednesday in what the official Rams Twitter called a “limited” role.

It goes on to say that Alexander, as well as special teams specialist Chris Chamberlain, who’s missed much of the season, and David Vobora, “participated quite a bit.” Both Chamberlain and Vobora are expected back in week seven’s away game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Post-Dispatch is reporting that Alexander said his knee felt pretty good, which could be less than reassuring for fans who have unilaterally nominated him as savior of the Rams’ weak receiving corps.

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NFL Transactions: Danario Alexander To St. Louis Rams' Active Roster

Former Mizzou wide receiver Danario Alexander was added to the St. Louis Rams’ active roster, in the wake of Mark Clayton’s season-ending injury. Alexander, who joined the team as a free agent in the offseason, had been on their practice squad ever since.

Alexander, whose draft stock plummeted due to offseason knee surgery, adds a size element that’s sorely lacking among the Rams’ current receivers, but the Rams are likely not done searching for potential replacements for Clayton’s production.

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NFL Injuries: Mark Clayton Out For Season With Knee Injury

This is all starting to look familiar to St. Louis Rams fans—Mark Clayton will miss the remainder of the 2010 NFL season after injuring his knee in the first quarter of the Rams’ blowout loss to the Detroit Lions.

The Rams lost Donnie Avery to a similar injury in the preseason, which led to their acquisition of Clayton. Clayton was leading the Rams in receiving yards with 300 at the time of the injury. The Post-Dispatch has an earlier report from the AP, in which Coach Steve Spagnuolo is quoted as saying “It doesn’t look good… we’re not optimistic.”

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NFL Injuries: Steven Jackson (Groin) Practices Friday, Still A Game-Time Decision

St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson practiced Friday, doing what the official Rams Twitter described as “”http://twitter.com/OneRamsWay/status/26100010929">limited work", but he remains a game-time decision as of Friday afternoon for week four’s tangle with the Seattle Seahawks.

Jackson suffered a groin strain in week three’s victory against the Washington Redskins. Through week three he’s had 51 carries for 214 rushing yards and one touchdown.

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NFL Injuries: Steven Jackson (Groin) Misses Thursday's Practice

St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson missed his second straight practice Thursday, still suffering from a groin injury that knocked him out of the Rams’ week three victory against the Washington Redskins.

Jim Thomas of the Post-Dispatch has more.

Jackson’s backups, Kenneth Darby and Keith Toston, have been a source of significant fan concern all season. On Tuesday the Rams made their first move to shore up depth, plucking Chauncey Washington from the New York Jets’ practice squad.

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NFL Transactions: St. Louis Rams Add Running Back Chauncey Washington

With starter Steven Jackson nursing a strained groin (but "walking around pretty cool") the St. Louis Rams made a small step toward adding depth at running back Tuesday, signing Chauncey Washington from the New York Jets’ Practice Squad.

Turf Show Times has some early analysis; VanRam thinks he could replace Keith Toston. Now 25 years old, Washington was a seventh round pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2008 out of USC. Since then he’s bounced to the Dallas Cowboys and then the Jets.

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Steven Jackson Has MRI, Tweets Groin Injury Only A Strain

Steven Jackson, the St. Louis Rams' best offensive player, suffered a groin injury in the second quarter of Sunday's game that caused him to miss the remainder of the game, though he says that an MRI Monday morning showed the injury is not severe.

I'm just getting to the hospital for my MRI. I'm walking around pretty cool. Thx u for your prayers, I'll update you all when Im done.less than a minute ago via Echofon

Three hours later, Jackson came back with encouraging news.

It's only a strain...less than a minute ago via txt

 

Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo told the Associated Press he was relieved that the injury is only a strain.

"Steven's a warrior and you almost have to pull him back," Spagnuolo said. "What you don't want to do is get him out there too soon and set him back. We're all happy it wasn't anything worse and now it's just a matter of treatments and making sure we don't make it any worse."

Jackson also tweeted he's already put in two hours of rehab time so hopefully this injury heals quick.

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NFL Injuries: Steven Jackson Injures Groin In St. Louis Rams Win

St. Louis Rams star Steven Jackson left the team’s week three win over the Washington Redskins with a groin injury. The team tweeted that it doesn’t think there’s a tear, but they’ll apparently know more Monday afternoon.

The current rumor has the Rams considering free agent running back Larry Johnson. With Jackson injured the Rams relied on backup Kenneth Darby in the second half.

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NFL Injuries: Steven Jackson, Laurent Robinson Return To Practice

St. Louis Rams Steven Jackson and Laurent Robinson returned to practice Thursday afternoon, according to Post-Dispatch writer Jim Thomas.

Jackson was day-to-day after dealing with a knee injury suffered in the St. Louis Rams’ week one loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

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NFL Injuries: Steven Jackson (Knee) Misses Wednesday's Practice

St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson missed practice Wednesday, still struggling with a balky knee.

Jackson, who had 18 carries in the Rams’ week one loss against the Arizona Cardinals, is considered day-to-day.

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NFL Transactions: St. Louis Rams Claim LB Bryan Kehl To Bolster Special Teams

With special teams stalwart Chris Chamberlain set to miss 6-8 weeks after sustaining a turf toe injury in week one, the St. Louis Rams moved to fill the gap on the waiver wire, selecting former New York Giant Bryan Kehl. Kehl, who was waived by the Giants on September 14, led the Giants in special teams tackles in 2009 and intercepted a pass on defense.

Chamberlain, who had led the St. Louis Rams in special teams tackles for two consecutive seasons, could be placed on the injured reserve as a result of the move.

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