Thursday, October 16, 2003
Middle linebacker to return to lineup
ST. LOUIS -- Robert Thomas will start at middle linebacker
for the St. Louis Rams on Sunday after missing a week with a groin
Thomas returned to practice last week, but was held out of a
36-0 shutout of the Falcons on Monday night. That break, combined
with the bye week, enabled an injury that dated to the preseason to
Jamie Duncan, a disappointment last year as the starter, played
in Thomas' place against the Falcons and had his first sack ever
with the Rams. That was the first start of this season for Duncan,
the special teams captain.
Rookie wide receiver Kevin Curtis, the team's third-round pick,
also could be back after some initial pessimism. Curtis, who broke
his left leg in the preseason, practiced Thursday for the first
time since the injury.