Rams quarterback Sam Bradford is making progress. He is out of his walking boot that has protected his high left ankle sprain, but it still appears highly unlikely that Bradford will play this Sunday against Arizona.
Bradford watched most of the Rams practice yesterday and participated in walk-through assignments. Bradford said it felt great just to get out of the training room. Head coach Steve Spagnuolo added. “He stood in there during our walkthrough and kind of took some plays,” coach Steve Spagnuolo said. “He didn’t move very much but he was standing there doing some walkthrough stuff but that’s it.”
Arizona will start backup QB John Skelton in place of Kevin Kolb who is battling turf toe. Kolb missed practice on Wednesday and sat out Thursday as well. Kolb has been pounded behind a pourous offensive line that has allowed 24 sacks, highest in the NFC.
Skelton played in four games last year with Arizona. The second year player from Fordham went 2-2 and will lean on his experience from last year if he asked to step in against the Rams. “I’ve got a year under my belt in this offense now. We’re playing a division opponent that we played twice last year, so you’re kind of familiar with them. Experience helps you in so many different ways and I’m just so much more comfortable now than I was last year.”