Already without young would-be stars Rodger Saffold and Jason Smith, the St. Louis Rams appeared to lose yet another offensive lineman on Adam Goldberg’s injury Sunday vs. the San Francisco 49ers. Goldberg was helped off the field after A.J. Feeley’s first-down completion to Austin Pettis in the first quarter and was replaced by Thomas Welch, a practice-squad refugee from the Buffalo Bills.
But Goldberg was back on the field a few plays later, and returned later in the drive. The sound you hear is Sam Bradford sighing loudly and trying not to have sack flashbacks.
Goldberg, a guard in a past life, was already pressed into duty out of position—should they lose him for an extended period of time they would officially go from zero depth to negative depth. Goldberg’s been a Ram since 2006, when he was traded for a seventh-rounder following two years as an undrafted free agent with the Minnesota Vikings. If all goes according to plan, he will not have to play anywhere else out of position, at least this afternoon.