The St. Louis Rams, coming off a fine offensive line performance vs. the Kansas City Chiefs, will receive another boost to Sam Bradford's sense of well-being ahead of Sunday's Pretend Week 3 game against the Dallas Cowboys: Scott Wells, the center they picked up in free agency, is ready to go this week after missing the first two preseason contests following offseason knee surgery.
Bradford stayed on his feet all game against the Chiefs and responded with an excellent performance, going 6-for-9 with 102 yards and two touchdowns and showing off the downfield game that's been missing for most of his professional career. Wells was the primary outside acquisition for his beleaguered offensive line; the rest of the plan involves giving Rodger Saffold and Jason Smith one more year to prove their draft pedigrees weren't total flukes.
They'll try Sunday to stop DeMarcus Ware, who finished the 2011 season with 19.5 sacks. Perhaps easier said than done—but if Sam Bradford responds with another big game, the Rams' offensive line will suddenly find itself with even higher expectations.