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Friday, October 26, 2012
Rams WR Amendola listed as questionable

By Field Yates

St. Louis Rams wide receiver Danny Amendola, who made a surprise return to the practice field this week after a recent collarbone injury, has been officially listed as questionable for Week 8 against the Patriots, according to the team's injury report.

That designation puts Amendola's chances of playing at 50-50, and if he were to take the field, it would be well in advance of when initial reports expected him to be back.

The Rams also could be without their top two left tackles, as Rodger Saffold (knee) remains out, and his replacement, Wayne Hunter (back) is questionable. Hunter took over for Saffold after a Week 2 knee injury, but was inactive last week against the Green Bay Packers as he deal with the back issue.

Joe Barksdale, claimed off of waivers by St. Louis in September, made his inaugural start with the team at left tackle last week, and could be in line for another start this weekend. The team also signed former first-round pick Chris Williams this week, after he was recently waived by the Chicago Bears. Williams has experience as both a tackle and a guard.

Defensive end Eugene Sims (knee) has also been ruled out for the game, while linebacker Mario Haggan (thigh), defensive tackle Matt Conrath (knee), and tight end Mike McNeill (knee) are questionable. Wide receiver Brandon Gibson, who has been dealing with an illness this week, is probable.

The Patriots will release their injury report later today.