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Wednesday, September 4, 2013
DE Chris Long returns to practice

By Nick Wagoner

One unanswered question surrounding the Rams this week was the health status of defensive end Chris Long.

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Long left the third preseason game in Denver early with an apparent leg injury and didn't return to the practice field or participate in the preseason finale against Baltimore. Coach Jeff Fisher said Long was "fine" when asked about him on a couple of occasions and from all indications Wednesday, that appears to be the case.

The Rams got Long back on the practice field Wednesday afternoon and he didn't appear to have any problems. He participated in one-on-one pass rush drills and worked in a rotation with the other ends during the "team" portion of practice. In fact, Long was not even listed on the team's injury report.

Safety Matt Giordano also returned to practice from a calf issue and did not appear on the injury report. Tight end Lance Kendricks (knee) and defensive tackle Jermelle Cudjo (foot) also practiced and aren't listed.

Here's the quick breakdown of those who did appear on the injury report:

Did not participate: TE Cory Harkey (knee), safety Darian Stewart (thigh), cornerback Quinton Pointer (thigh) and linebacker Jonathan Stewart (hip).