Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Rams Notes: DE Sims, RB Reynolds Return to Practice

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Rams Notes: DE Sims, RB Reynolds Return to Practice

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After three long weeks, defensive end Eugene Sims and running back Chase Reynolds returned for their first full practice Wednesday at Rams Park.

Both players suffered knee injuries in the team's season-opening overtime win over Seattle. Neither required surgery.

Reynolds, the team's leading tackler on special teams a year ago, was hurt on the first punt of 2015.

"I got knocked down and when I got up, one of their guys hit me from the side," Reynolds recalled. "When I tried to get up to make the tackle, that's when I knew something was wrong."

Seahawks' rookie Tyler Lockett ran past Reynolds to finish off a 57-yard return to put Seattle on top.

"Getting hurt, it's a test and how you respond is a test of character," Reynolds said. "It's tough sitting on the sideline, not being able to contribute, but first and foremost, I knew I had to get healthy and get back with the team. Got to press it a little today, going full speed, and it really felt good. I'll keep working hard and hopefully be out there again on Sunday."

The Rams (2-2) travel to Wisconsin to take on the Green Bay Packers (4-0) in a noon game Sunday at Lambeau Field.

Sims, a sixth-year pro, was hurt while sacking Seattle's Russell Wilson on the final play of regulation.

"I was pretty happy with the way I played, so sure it was frustrating," said Sims, who also had three tackles, a quarterback pressure and a quarterback hit in the opener. "But now, it's just moving forward. It's just good to be out on the field with my teammates, my brothers, and getting a chance to play football again.

"The leg feels good. Now it's up to the coaches; if they need me on Sunday, I'll be ready."

The only available player who did not practice with the Rams Wednesday was safety Maurice Alexander (groin).

For the Packers, WR Devante Adams (ankle), S Morgan Burnett (calf) and LB Jake Ryan (hamstring) sat out Wednesday's workout, with T Bryan Bulaga (knee), WR Randall Cobb (shoulder), CB Demetri Goodson (hamstring) and WR James Jones (hamstring) limited. …

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