NFC West: Injury situations that matter

October, 31, 2012
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Arizona Cardinals: Quarterback Kevin Kolb (ribs) and guard Adam Snyder (quadriceps) aren't expected back this week. Cornerback Greg Toler (hamstring), safety Kerry Rhodes (back), tight end Todd Heap (knee) and snapper Mike Leach (back) were limited in practice Wednesday. The team continues to play without running back Beanie Wells. He is progressing well in rehabilitation from a toe injury, coach Ken Whisenhunt said this week. Wells can return Nov. 25. "I anticipate him starting to practice next week," Whisenhunt said. Left tackle D'Anthony Batiste practiced fully despite a toe injury.

St. Louis Rams: The Rams could welcome back receiver Danny Amendola and left tackle Rodger Saffold to the lineup following their bye. Both are practicing on a limited basis. Center Scott Wells, sidelined by a foot injury, also could return. The Rams are off until visiting San Francisco in Week 10. They've been playing with waiver-wire acquisitions at left tackle and left guard. The line has outperformed expectations under those circumstances.

San Francisco 49ers: The 49ers will not practice until Tuesday. Coach Jim Harbaugh gave them the extra time off during the 49ers' bye week. The team has been relatively healthy again this season. The time should help running back Frank Gore, who suffered a rib injury against Seattle in Week 7.

Seattle Seahawks: The Seahawks are light on receivers after losing Doug Baldwin to a high-ankle sprain and Ben Obomanu to a season-ending wrist injury. Braylon Edwards missed practice with knee trouble Wednesday. Baldwin was limited. The team still has good enough quality at the position with Sidney Rice playing well (except for a drop in Week 8 ) and Golden Tate bouncing back from a tough game against San Francisco. Depth is a concern, however, particularly without a strong No. 2 receiving tight end to pair with Zach Miller. Defensive tackle Jason Jones (ankle) missed practice. Seattle's nickel defense missed him against Detroit. He could test the ankle later in the week. The nickel defense figures to play less this week based on Minnesota's personnel tendencies. Seattle did not list fullback Michael Robinson on its injury report. He hurt a wrist against the Lions.

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