The St. Louis Rams were back on the practice field today, getting ready for a tough game in Green Bay on Sunday. With the stakes as high as they are now, it was a little disconcerting to hear head coach Steve Spagnuolo describe practice as "sloppy." The Rams also had one of their starters watching practice from the sidelines today.
Left guard Jacob Bell sat out practice again today. Bell is still dealing with a hamstring injury suffered in their game against Washington in week four. On Monday, the Rams were reasonably confident that Bell would be able to play this week. Long snapper Jake McQuaide missed practice with an illness.
Michael Hoomanawanui returned to practice today in a limited role. The tight ends will play an even bigger role in this offense with Danny Amendola on the shelf. This would be a great week to get them going as Green Bay's defense is ranked 29th in the league against tight ends according to Football Outsiders. DT Darell Scott returned to practice today.
Spags said today's practice was a little "sloppy" because of some things being introduced, including working with the Green Bay cadence, but he isn't worried about it, "you let it smooth out and everybody gets another day, another night and we get back to work."
Here's the Green Bay injury report for today:
OUT (DEFINITELY WILL NOT PLAY)
T Chad Clifton (knee, hamstring), DE Mike Neal (knee)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
CB Patrick Lee (back), LB Clay Matthews (quadricep), CB Charles Woodson (foot, knee)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
T Bryan Bulaga (knee), TE Andrew Quarless (knee), G Josh Sitton (ankle)