St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford missed practice today. Bradford is still recovering from a high ankle sprain he suffered in a week 6 loss to Green Bay. His status for the week's game against the New Orleans Saints looks doubtful at this point in time.
In his extremely brief Monday press conference, Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo said that the team would see where Bradford was on Wednesday. Obviously he wasn't at a place where he could resume practicing. That could mean that veteran A.J. Feeley gets another shot at starting for the Rams.
Last week, the Rams pushed the decision on Bradford down to the wire. He gave it a shot on Saturday, the last day the Rams could activate their third quarterback from the practice squad. It's worth noting that no decision about Bradford's status for this week has been made official yet, but reports early this week also sounded pessimistic.
He plans to test out the ankle later this week, according to Tony Softli of 101 ESPN.
Also missing practice today was left tackle Rodger Saffold. He had the stomach flu, which he documented on Twitter, letting us know that he had to use all four bathrooms in his house. He eventually wound up in the hospital.
The Rams added a tackle to the roster today, journeyman Mark Levoir. With the Rams for part of the 2007 season, he spent 2008-2010 with the Patriots making three starts and 35 appearances. He played three games with Baltimore this year. Levoir was part of a Patriots offensive line that won last year's Madden Most Valuable Protectors Award, see the photo above.
There is still no official word as to how long Jason Smith could be out with a concussion and potential neck injury. Smith is most likely out this week and maybe much longer, depending on the severity of his injuries.