The St. Louis Rams (1-7) continue to prepare for their Week 10 matchup against the Cleveland Browns (3-5) on Sunday, but it appears that second-year QB Sam Bradford may still be dealing with the high ankle sprain that kept him out of action earlier this year.
CBS Sports is reporting that Bradford is expected to start on Sunday, but the coaching staff wanted to make sure he did not rush back into full practice, so he is splitting snaps with backup quarterback A.J. Feeley. Bradford resumed his starting role last week, passing for 255 yards and an interception on his way to a 73.3 passer rating and a 13-19 overtime loss to the Cardinals.
On the Browns' injury report, the numbers continue to stack up. According to the Akron Beacon Journal, a total of seven Browns players missed practice today, including:
... running backs Montario Hardesty (calf) and Peyton Hillis (hamstring), wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi (sent home with symptoms from concussion suffered Oct. 23), cornerback Dimitri Patterson (knee), strong safety T.J. Ward (foot/finger), free safety Usama Young (hip) and kicker Phil Dawson (sent home with migraine).
Cardinals fans should expect Phil Dawson to be fine by Sunday, but the remainder -- including the dynamic trio of Mantario Hardesty, Peyton Hillis and Mohamed Massaquoi -- have a smaller shot at playing on Sunday, which could play heavily in the Rams' favor.
For more on Sunday's game, check out Turf Show Times, SB Nation's St. Louis Rams blog, and Dawgs By Nature, SB Nation's Cleveland Browns blog.