Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Quinn, Wells Return to Practice; Rams Notebook - Starting Defensive End, Center Are Questionable for Sunday

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Quinn, Wells Return to Practice; Rams Notebook - Starting Defensive End, Center Are Questionable for Sunday

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A pair of Rams starters, defensive end Robert Quinn and center Scott Wells, returned to practice Friday for the first time since suffering injuries last week and were listed as questionable for Sundays game against the 49ers at the Edward Jones Dome.

Quinn returned to practice on a limited basis, participating in individual drills but no team activities. Barring a return of concussion symptoms, though, he said he expects to play. He said he had passed a baseline test and would see how he felt at the team walk-through today.

I think Ill run around and do a little bit and see how it goes, Quinn said. I should be good to go. Im feeling fine, but you cant rush things. Just take it day by day.

Quinn reported concussion symptoms following the Rams 31-17 victory against the Cardinals but couldnt pinpoint a play that brought on the symptoms.

Hard head, he said as a joke to explain the delay in the onset of symptoms. It was the aftereffects that you really feel.

Wells also returned Friday, participating in both individual and some team drills. Wells injured his knee Sunday, his first game back since suffering a foot injury in the season opener. The Rams signed Wells in the offseason to a four-year, $24 million contract, coming off a Pro Bowl year in Green Bay.

Its one of those deals youve just got to kind of monitor some of the older guys and get them to Sundays, offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer said. Its nice to have him back. I thought he played very well last week and as he gets more and more comfortable and confident being out there, I think hell get even better.

On the down side, Danny Amendola didnt practice, but unlike last week and earlier this week, he was not wearing the boot to protect his foot and heel, which he injured against the Jets on Nov. 18. He was listed as doubtful, as he was last week, when he surprised nearly everyone by taking the field for seven plays and making a 38- yard catch.

Linebacker Mario Haggan (elbow) also did not practice and was listed as out. …

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