Rams Camp at a glance

Post-Dispatch
Saturday, Aug. 21 2004

Injured: CB Robert Cromartie (hamstring), FB Joey Goodspeed
(hamstring), RB Lamar Gordon (ankle), CB DeJuan Groce (knee), DT Jimmy Kennedy
(foot), OT Jeremy Phillips (neck), OT Kyle Turley (back).

Absent: OT Orlando Pace (contract).

Sunday's schedule: One practice, at 7 p.m. at Rams Park. All
practices at Rams Park are closed to the public.

Bits and pieces

DE Leonard Little returned to practice Saturday. He had been gone since Tuesday
because of the death of his grandmother in North Carolina.

Several players were back in pads after missing time - some lengthy, some brief
- because of injuries: TE Cam Cleeland (hamstring), WR Kevin Curtis (shin
splints), DE Bernard Holsey (knee), LB Tony Newson (hamstring) and OT Grant
Williams (ankle).

Rookie Anthony Hargrove, who is making the switch from DE to DT, was banished
to the locker room by defensive line coach Bill Kollar with about 30 minutes
left in practice.

Overheard

"We can always use 'Big O' around here. When he's ready, he'll
come."
- C Andy McCollum, on Pace.
"I'm on that dang rabbit diet." - G Chris Dishman, who
reported to camp at 366 pounds but has dropped close to 20.

- Bill Coats