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Rams place Jason Smith on IR

Discussion in 'RAMS - NFL TALK' started by -X-, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. -X-

    I'm the Dude, man.
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    Jun 20, 2010
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    <a class="postlink" href="http://www.stltoday.com/sports/football/professional/rams-report/rams-place-jason-smith-on-ir/article_29998cdc-17a2-11e1-854e-0019bb30f31a.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.stltoday.com/sports/football ... 0f31a.html</a>

    Lingering concussion symptoms forced the Rams to place offensive tackle Jason Smith on injured-reserve Friday. Smith suffered the concussion Oct. 23 early in the Rams' loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Since then, he has attended a few meetings but had not been cleared to practice.

    Smith attempted a light workout Monday but experienced concussion symptoms at about 50 percent exertion.

    "We just thought it was the right thing to do now," Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo said. "He's getting close, but he's not there. He hasn't done anything for the month. If we wait another week or two weeks and tried to get him ready to go, are we doing the right thing for the player? We're trying to be smart about it."

    To take Smith's spot on the active roster, the Rams signed center/guard Bryan Mattison, who was cut from the Ravens on Wednesday. Mattison, in his second season out of Iowa, appeared in eight games this season and two last year for Baltimore.

    "We thought it was a pretty good move at this time," Spagnuolo said.

    Three players did not practice Friday and were listed as out for Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals: defensive tackle Justin Bannan (shoulder), linebacker Josh Hull (hamstring) and offensive tackle Mark LeVoir (pectoral).

    Among those who were limited in practice and listed as questionable were defensive end Chris Long (ankle), running back Cadillac Williams (calf), wide receiver Danario Alexander (hamstring) and linebacker James Laurinaitis (foot), though Spagnuolo noted that the latter took most of the reps.

    "We're trying to save him, but we're trying to get him as healthy as we can for Sunday," Spagnuolo said of Laurinaitis.

    Players listed as probable were wide receiver Austin Pettis (knee), tight end Lance Kendricks (concussion) and cornerback Justin King (knee).
  2. BatteringRambo

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  3. Anonymous

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    Good call. There's life after football....even better without brain damage. I hope he recovers completely.
  4. JdashSTL

    Pro Bowler
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