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No Moss, but a favorable injury report for the St. Louis Rams

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James Butler #37 of the St. Louis Rams returns an interception against the Carolina Panthers. Butler has a low ankle sprain and could be back for week 10.
James Butler #37 of the St. Louis Rams returns an interception against the Carolina Panthers. Butler has a low ankle sprain and could be back for week 10.

The St. Louis Rams did not make an attempt to Randy Moss on their roster, but the team did will get some additions to the roster, thanks to a bye week to rest and recuperate. 

OT Jason Smith was back at practice in a limited role yesterday. He has not been cleared to return to play yet, still needing to pass a neurological exam. I'll have to say Smith's replacement, Renardo Foster, did a solid job filling in for Smith against Carolina last week. Hopefully, that's a sign that the Rams have some depth at OT. 

SS James Butler received good news regarding his injured ankle. It's a low ankle sprain and not a high ankle sprain as was feared. He could be back to play against the 49ers in week 10. Hopefully, the Rams will use recently acquired S Michael Lewis, a solid run defender, to help contain Frank Gore...and get a little revenge on the team that scorned him. 

Is there really a better way for the Rams to get their first road win of the season than by beating the 49ers?

Without Moss, the Rams tight ends are especially important to their passing game. That's why it was a little disconcerting to hear that both Michael Hoomanawanui and Daniel Fells were getting CT scans on their backs following last week's game. Good news. Both players are fine and will be ready to go for week 10