Sam Bradford will have plenty of teammates to keep him company on the sidelines this week. The St. Louis Rams have a particularly long injury list this week, almost as crowed as their injured reserve list. This week's injury report includes Jason Smith and Mark Clayton, who will both be out against the Saints.
Jason Smith is still dealing with a concussion and potential neck damage sustained after a nasty injury against the Cowboys last week. Smith dove to make a tackle on Cowboys fumble return and injured his neck. He was taken off the field on a stretcher and to a Dallas-area hospital. Fortunately, he escaped severe damage.
Wide receiver Mark Clayton experienced a sore Achilles tendon. He did practice today and will not be activated from the PUP list this week. Clayton resumed practicing with the Rams on October 19. That started the clock on a three week window for the Rams to activate him; otherwise, he gets moved to IR and out for the season.
Marquis Johnson will likely be activated from the PUP list this week. He could play in place of Justin King, who is listed as questionable with a hamstring injury. King did practice today in a limited role. When Johnson is officially activated from the PUP list, it will require another move to free up a spot on the 53-man roster.
Defensive tackle Darell Scott has also been ruled out this week. He suffered a concussion last week against Dallas.