Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

No Question: Amendola Ready to Return to Lineup; Rams Notebook; Slot Receiver Admits He Wasn't Healthy in London

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

No Question: Amendola Ready to Return to Lineup; Rams Notebook; Slot Receiver Admits He Wasn't Healthy in London

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Danny Amendola swears he can dunk a basketball.

"I can do a 360 dunk," said Amendola, who is generously listed at 5 feet 11 in the Rams' media guide.

Without questioning the integrity of the diminutive receiver, a reporter might have to witness that event in order to believe it. Along those lines, Amendola officially is listed as questionable for the Rams' game on Sunday in San Francisco. That factoid might be even more difficult to believe. If Amendola is "questionable," so is death and income taxes.

"The shoulder feels good, everything feels good, ready to go," said Amendola, who has missed three games because of a shoulder- clavicle injury.

Amendola has been active in practice all week, getting lots of repetitions, re-establishing his connection karma with quarterback Sam Bradford.

Amendola was one of the leading receivers in the NFL before suffering the injury.

In five games he has 32 receptions for 395 yards and two touchdowns, including a 15-catch day against Washington in Week 2.

Amendola acknowledged that he lobbied to rejoin team for its game against the Patriots in London two weekends ago. This week, he is not lobbying, he is demanding.

"I was lobbying in London but I don't know ... I don't think I was ready in London," he said. "I feel ready now. The bye week really helped, just an extra week to get better. Not much lobbying (involved) this time, I just told them pretty much."

It also seems probable that left tackle Rodger Saffold will be back in the mix as well. Like Amendola, Saffold is listed as questionable because of a sprained knee, suffered in Week 2. Also like Amendola, Saffold has received meaningful practice time the past few days.

INJURY REPORT

Linebacker Mario Haggan (thigh), offensive tackle Wayne Hunter (back), defensive tackle Kellen Heard (feet), Amendola and Saffold officially practiced on a limited basis on Friday and are listed as questionable for Sunday's game.

Safety Darian Stewart (knee) and defensive end Eugene Sims (knee) did not practice and are doubtful for Sunday. …

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