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Rodger Saffold Injury: Rams Tackle A Full Participant In Practice

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May 23, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams tackle Rodger Saffold (76) walks off the field during an OTA at ContinuityX Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-US PRESSWIRE
May 23, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams tackle Rodger Saffold (76) walks off the field during an OTA at ContinuityX Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-US PRESSWIRE

The St. Louis Rams welcomed offensive tackle Rodger Saffold back to practice on Thursday. Saffold, who suffered a neck strain in Week 1 against the Detroit Lions was a full participant in practice, and should be good to go for this week's home opener against the Washington Redskins.

That is really good news for the Rams, as it looked like Saffold's injury could have been very serious. Watching him be carted off the field in a body brace sure made it look like something that would keep him out for a period of time.

Rookie offensive guard Rokevious Watkins did not practice on Thursday. He hurt his ankle this week, and likely will not suit up against Washington. Quinn Ojinnaka was brought back to the team this week, and he is the presumed starter next to Robert Turner at center, who is filling in for Scott Wells.

Michael Brockers and Matt Conrath were still not practicing. Brockers was expected to be out anywhere from two to four weeks. This will be two weeks, so keep an eye on his status after this game. The Rams could certainly use a guy with his bulk in the middle of their line. Imagine those three man fronts against Detroit with Brockers in the middle instead of Eugene Sims.