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Rams send 10th cornerback to IR

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    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.

    Read more: <a class="postlink" href="http://www.stltoday.com/sports/football/professional/rams-report/rams-add-offensive-tackle-place-another-corner-on-ir/article_533ee86c-156c-11e1-9a55-001a4bcf6878.html#ixzz1eUUeOnSs" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.stltoday.com/sports/football ... z1eUUeOnSs</a>
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