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Sunday, December 26, 2010
Karney active for first time since Week 11

By Mike Sando

ST. LOUIS -- Veteran fullback Mike Karney should be fresh for the St. Louis Rams against the San Francisco 49ers.

Karney, the starter at his position coming into the season, has not played since Week 11. The Rams had phased him out of the offense in part because Karney did not factor on special teams and it was tough to justify setting aside one of 45 game-day roster spots for a part-time blocker.

Karney is active again for two reasons:
Rams running back Steven Jackson has expressed support for Karney over the years. He likes running behind Karney in the team's base personnel package featuring two backs and one tight end.