The St. Louis Rams were without starting running back Daryl Richardson at Wednesday's practice. He was one of seven players, including three starters, who had to spend the day watching their teammates work at Rams Park.
Richardson is dealing with the same foot injury that bothered him last week. According to Nick Wagoner of ESPN, Jeff Fisher said that Richardson should be back in the fold on Thursday. If Richardson is limited for this week's game against the Dallas Cowboys, that would free up some carries for Isaiah Pead and Zac Stacy. Stacy actually sat out last week's game in Atlanta. The Rams are struggling to run the football so far this season, and this news doesn't point to things improving anytime soon.
Left guard Chris Williams was out on Wednesday as well. He also had a foot injury he was dealing with, one that bothered him against the Falcons too. Shelley Smith would most likely get the call in his stead. Here again, with the Rams not getting much push in the run game, giving Smith another shot might not hurt.
Cortland Finnegan and Chris Long also missed practice. A hip issue kept the defensive end sidelined. And the injury report just said "nose" for Finnegan.
William Hayes, Eugene Sims, Quinton Pointer and Mike McNeil sat out practice as well.
In a bit of rare good news on the injury report, safety Darian Stewart returned to practice for the first time since training camp. Given the Rams struggles in the secondary, it's worth watching to see if Stewart gets playing time this week.
And finally there's Rodger Saffold. He did not practice after straining his MCL last week. His long-term status still isn't clear. Joe Barksdale will take his place while he's out.