As the regular season approaches, the Rams are getting progressively healthier. It appears that they came out of Thursday night’s game at Cincinnati with no major injuries, and several players who have been out for a while are getting close to a full return.
WR Tim Carter (groin) and RB Kenneth Darby (knee) played in the 24-21 victory over the Bengals despite not practicing all week. Wideout Donnie Avery (foot), DT Adam Carriker (ankle), guard Jacob Bell (concussion) and DE Leonard Little (knee) are expected to practice this week and could play Thursday night in the preseason finale vs. the Chiefs.
Also, coach Steve Spagnuolo reported that QB Marc Bulger (finger) will throw some this week, although he might not take snaps. Bulger probably will sit out Thursday.
The status of three players who were injured at Cincy — wideout Keenan Burton (knee), safety Craig Dahl (hamstring) and CB Justin King (thumb) — was not updated Friday. But none of the injuries is believed to be serious.