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Monday, September 23, 2013
Rams go easy in return to practice

By Nick Wagoner

EARTH CITY, Mo. -- The Rams got back to work late Monday afternoon with their first practice in a short week leading up to Thursday night's game against San Francisco.

Little more than 24 hours after playing Dallas, the Rams took it a bit easy on Monday and did what they could to get some much-needed rest while also beginning preparation for the 49ers.

Following a practice that lasted about an hour, the Rams listed nine players on the injury report with knee injuries to receiver Chris Givens, defensive end William Hayes and right tackle Rodger Saffold. Saffold and Hayes are the most banged up of the group as Hayes left Sunday's game on crutches a week after Saffold did the same in Atlanta.

The rest of the list includes some big names but likely ones more in need of rest instead of an injury of note.

Here's the complete rundown of the Rams' Monday injury report.

Did not participate: Saffold, Hayes, Givens
Limited participants:  LB James Laurinaitis (foot), TE Mike McNeill (chest), LG Chris Williams (foot), S T.J. McDonald (knee), RB Daryl Richardson (foot), LT Jake Long (foot)