The St. Louis Rams will send yet another player to the injured reserve list, according to Jim Thomas. Fullback Brit Miller joins the 14 other players currently finishing their season on IR. Cornerback Nate Ness was promoted from the practice squad to take his place.
Miller injured his knee in practice last week. For those of you keeping score at home, that's the fourth player whose season ended because of an injury sustained in practice or off the field this season. Cornerbacks Jerome Murphy and Bradley Fletcher both suffered season-ending injuries in practice this year. Tackle Rodger Saffold tore a pectoral muscle while lifting weights during the season.
When you look at the list of players on injured reserve and what put them there, nothing stands out other than just bad luck. So many of those injuries are just fluky happenings that can't really be blamed on any one factor. You wonder a little if some of the rookies and fringe roster guys on the list if there's a technique issue, but it really is just an unbelievable run of bad luck.
As far as excuse making goes, let's not get too carried away. The injuries have exposed poor coaching and bad personnel moves that left the roster devoid of adequate depth. As I mentioned yesterday, Seattle's offensive line has suffered as many season-ending injuries as the Rams line has, but the results are different.