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    Rams add offensive tackle, place another corner on IR

    The St. Louis Rams reached double figures in cornerbacks placed on the injured reserve list when Marquis Johnson received that designation on Tuesday.

    Johnson suffered what originally was described as an abdominal contusion in Sunday's 24-7 loss to Seattle and was hospitalized Monday night for observation and additional examination. It turns out Johnson has a lacerated spleen. According to league sources, Johnson will not need surgery, just rest and recovery time. He becomes the 10th cornerback place on IR by the Rams this season.

    The Rams filled Johnson's spot on the active roster by signing offensive tackle Thomas Welch off Buffalo's practice squad. Welch, 6-6, 300, played his college ball at Vanderbilt. He spent part of 2010 with Minnesota and appeared in three games earlier this season for New England including a Week 4 start against Oakland.

    Welch was at Rams Park last week for a tryout. So was cornerback Kendric Burney, who has been added to the Rams' practice squad this week, filling the void created when offensive tackle Kevin Hughes was promoted to the active roster Saturday. Burney is an undrafted rookie from North Carolina who spent training camp with the Carolina Panthers this summer.

    Defensive tackle Kade Weston and cornerback Morgan Trent worked out for the Rams on Tuesday, but neither was signed.
    It's simply ridiculous now. Overcoming 10 players from one position being placed on IR when you would likely only keep 4 or 5 on any NFL roster is just impossible.


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    Re: Rams add offensive tackle, place another corner on IR

    Can anyone list the 10 that are down, i can only come up with 7 names and stories are everywhere saying 10 are down but none of the reporters bother to list them.

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    Re: Rams add offensive tackle, place another corner on IR

    The others were from the practise squad - I personally can't name them.

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    Re: Rams add offensive tackle, place another corner on IR

    Quote Originally Posted by tomahawk247 View Post
    It's simply ridiculous now. Overcoming 10 players from one position being placed on IR when you would likely only keep 4 or 5 on any NFL roster is just impossible.
    It's like being on the cover of Madden... if you are a DB and get a call from the Rams you might want to think twice about trying out....

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    Re: Rams add offensive tackle, place another corner on IR

    I've managed to find nine names. Some of these were placed on injured reserve and then waived.

    Dionte Dinkins
    Mikail Baker
    Jerome Murphy
    Ron Bartell
    Tim Atchison
    Bradley Fletcher
    Brian Jackson
    Al Harris
    Marquis Johnson

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    Re: Rams add offensive tackle, place another corner on IR

    Burney looks like he had a solid years in college, but at 5'9 I won't how he'll hold up in this scheme. We should of picked up Trent, at least he has some NFL starting exp. As for all these street free agent OL's, I hope the can play for Sam's sake. I wonder if they would take a look at Shawn Andrews.

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