The St. Louis Rams used the halfway point bye week to get some important players healthy, not the least of which is starting RT Jason Smith, the team's first round draft pick, second overall player selected, in 2009.
Smith missed the Rams' week 8 win over the Carolina Panthers with a concussion, but he's been cleared to play this week and is expected to resume his starting role.
Ron Bartell did practice today, though he was limited. Still, that's good news. Bartell has played through injury that past few games and played well. Here's hoping he gets back to 100 percent soon.
S James Butler, TE Fendi Onobun, WR Danario Alexander and LB Britt Miller did not practice today, the only Rams to sit out the entire session. All four are considered day-to-day. Alexander, based on previous reports, is close, but probably not so close as to be ready for action this week. Butler is an important part of an improved Rams secondary; however, the Rams recent addition of S Michael Lewis, a Mike Singletary castoff, gives them an extra in-the-box safety who is hopefully itching for some revenge on his former team.
I'd like to see the Rams get Onobun back on the field. With limited options in the passing game, Onobun gives the Rams a more unique weapon with his size and speed in as much as they could given his limited experience.