The Rams unveiled a lengthy injury report which included 14 players on the list for Sunday's game against the Raiders. Rookie cornerback Marcus Roberson (ankle) was unable to practice all week and was the only player on the report ruled as doubtful. Defensive end Eugene Sims missed practice all week due to a death in the family, but is expected to play, per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He was deemed as probable. Defensive back Lamarcus Joyner (groin) and defensive tackle Alex Carrington (thigh) are questionable. Meanwhile, the following players were designated as probable: Center Scott Wells (rest), defensive end Robert Quinn (rest) and guard Davin Joseph (rest), linebacker James Laurinaitis (ankle), wide receiver Kenny Britt (back), cornerback E.J. Gaines (knee), tight end Cory Harkey (thigh), tight end Jared Cook (back), linebacker Will Herring (foot) and linebacker Alec Ogletree
The Rams defense came up big Sunday, sacking 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick eight times in the team's 13-10 road win over San Francisco in Week 9. While the offense was largely stagnant for 60 minutes, the Rams defense dominated the 49ers' offensive line to keep the team in the game and eventually pull off the win. Defensive end Robert Quinn led the charge with two sacks and a forced fumble, while linebacker James Laurinaitis and defensive linemen Michael Brockers, Aaron Donald, Eugene Sims and William Hayes each picked up a sack as well. It was a stark departure from the same unit that failed to find much quarterback pressure over the first few weeks of the season. The Rams defense will hope to keep playing at an elite level in Week 10 against the Cardinals.
Two key Rams defenders who were on the injury report are active for Monday's game against the 49ers. Linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar was questionable with a groin injury, while defensive end Eugene Sims was probable with a groin injury.
Rams starting cornerback Trumaine Johnson is inactive for Sunday's game due to a knee injury. Johnson was ruled out of Week 1 competition after not practicing all week. The Rams have also listed the following players as inactive for Week 1 against the Vikings: quarterback Case Keenum, running back Tre Mason, safety Maurice Alexander, offensive lineman Barrett Jones (back), tight end Alex Bayer and defensive lineman Ethan Westbrooks. Defensive end Eugene Sims, who was questionable with a knee issue going into Sunday, is active.
The Rams have six players on the final injury report before Sunday's Week 1 opener against the Vikings. Guard Barrett Jones (back) and cornerback Trumaine Johnson (knee) were already ruled out.Deemed probable for Week 1 were tackle Jake Long (knee), defensive end William Hayes (chest) and linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar (shoulder). The only player deemed questionable on the list was defensive end Eugene Sims (knee).