St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson missed practice again on Thursday, the second day in a row the team's top runner has watched from the sidelines. His status for Week 3 against the Bears could go right down to the wire as a game-time decision.
Fisher did say that Jackson was not ruled out for the week. In fact, he made it clear that as a veteran Jackson was not under any kind of "no practice, no play" rules.
Jackson is dealing with a groin injury that he suffered in the first half of the Rams' Week 2 win over the Redskins. He had an MRI following the game, and told the media that it checked out fine. With Daryl Richardson running well last week, the coach's may be less dependent on Jackson this week. Keep an eye on the situation.
Backup left tackle Wayne Hunter did practice on Thursday, after sitting out on Wednesday. That leaves the Rams slightly less stretched at the position against a Bears defense that sacked Aaron Rodgers five times last week.
Defensive tackle Matt Conrath did not practice today. He was limited on Wednesday. The others sitting out include:
FB Miller (thigh), S Daniels (hamstring), DT Conrath (knee), DT Brockers (ankle), and OT Saffold (ankle) also do not practice.— Jim Thomas (@jthom1) September 20, 2012