Random Ramsdom, 8/15: Injury updates

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Good morning. Wipe the sleep out of your eyes and get ready for another week of St. Louis Rams football. The glow of Saturday's win over the Colts should have long since faded. Basking in preseason wins is not allowed. Now, our attention turns to the next game and, more importantly, the regular season. Let's digest the news and get a read where things stand today. 

Injured players cleared to return
St. Louis Rams TE Michael Hoomanawanui passed his concussion test is cleared to return this week. Also ticketed for return are Ron Bartell, James Hall, James Laurinaitis and Greg Salas. Donnie Avery is still out, and Mike Sims-Walker will be with him.

Who are the aggressive new Rams?
Bernie takes a look at the new, more aggressive Rams and says that should benefit them this year. Also helping the cause, improved depth throughout the roster.

Work left to be done for the Rams
As well as the St. Louis Rams played in their 33-10 win over Indianapolis Colts on Saturday night, coach Steve Spagnuolo is keeping the first preseason game in perspective. A) it was a preseason game against a Colts team historically bad this time of year, and B) there is plenty of time left.

49ers to take a look at Daunte Culpepper

Dante Culpepper has been retired since 2009. San Francisco is bringing him in to see if he can help their QB situation. It's going to be a rough year in San Francisco. 

Top NFL Draft prospects Barkley, Luck want higher completion percentages in 2011 - Mocking The Draft
Southern California head coach Lane Kiffin is setting the bar high for junior quarterback Matt Barkley. Kiffin told the Los Angeles Times he wants Barkley completing 70 percent of his passes this season.

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