Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Amendola, Kendricks Have Role in Win despite Injuries; Rams Notebook; Wide Receiver Makes Big Catch, While Tight End Scores a Touchdown to Tie the Game

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Amendola, Kendricks Have Role in Win despite Injuries; Rams Notebook; Wide Receiver Makes Big Catch, While Tight End Scores a Touchdown to Tie the Game

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After missing practice and walking the sidelines in a boot all last week, receiver Danny Amendola surprised just about everyone when he was active for Sunday's 31-17 victory over the Cardinals.

Amendola classified the injury as "just pretty much the heel underneath the heel," and was listed as doubtful for Sunday's game, almost always a sign that a player won't play. Coach Jeff Fisher said Amendola tried to participate in the walk-through Saturday, "and just backed down and felt like he needed another day. So we highlighted the 90-minute mark before kickoff." At zero hour Sunday, Fisher said, "He just ran around and just basically said he'd be able to work through it and be able to play." Or, as Amendola said, "Sometimes you've got to play through pain. We wanted to be smart about it. "Amendola got on the field for just seven plays and was targeted just once but made it count with a highlight-reel catch for 38 yards with six minutes left in the second quarter.

"We felt good enough with the group that we knew we weren't going to get 100 percent of the snaps out of him, so we played him in a couple personnel groupings," Fisher said. "He started getting sore, so we backed him down." Fisher sounded more encouraged Monday than he did after the game about Amendola's prospects for practice this week.

"He's a little sore, but he's got a chance to get back on the practice field," Fisher said. "He's healing, but it's going to take time to where he gets back to 100 percent. So we just have to watch him during practice this week." Amendola has 51 catches for 576 yards and a pair of touchdowns this season.

KENDRICKS STEPS UP

Tight end Lance Kendricks also was limited in practice last week and targeted just twice Sunday, but his one catch was memorable: 37 yards for a touchdown that tied the score 14-14. En route to the end zone, Kendricks stiff-armed Kerry Rhodes out of his way with ease. …

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