St. Louis Rams rookies Janoris Jenkins and Chris Givens found themselves among the team's inactives for Sunday's tie with the San Francisco 49ers after an unspecified violation of team rules. Head coach Jeff Fisher said after the game that he was still undecided on whether or not the first-year scofflaws would sit next week against the New York Jets.
"They violated rules and I deactivated them," Fisher said in comments after the game. "As to whether they play next week or not, I don't know. We'll see."
That was the extent of Fisher's comments on the matter. Peter King has a little more on the situation in his Monday Morning Quarterback Column, but no details on what the two did to get left out of the lineup Sunday.
Unconfirmed reports about what happened floated around the internet. One source said the rookies showed up late to practice. Jason Cole at Yahoo Sports cited a source close to Jenkins that said it was a curfew violation.
Defensive tackle Kellen Heard was cut, so it could have been worse.
Fisher could have used both players in Sunday's game, but he sent the message that no players were bigger than the team. It was a good move by Fisher. Can the two atone in time for a home game next week?