September 10, 1993 |
Darryl Henley, a starting cornerback, practiced a little Thursday and said later his duty Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers will probably be confined to nickel situations. Henley suffered a torn pectoral muscle on the first play of Sunday's game against Green Bay but went on to play almost one-handed through the remainder of the half before leaving the game. "Toward the end of the half it got really sore," Henley said. "If the game had stayed close, though, I would have kept playing.
November 27, 1993 |
Linebacker Shane Conlan, who has played in three Pro Bowls, believes Ram teammate Roman Phifer is having the kind of season that should earn him Pro Bowl consideration. "I don't know if he's getting overlooked, but I've played with a lot of great outside linebackers, and Roman Phifer is playing as well as any of them," Conlan said. "He's definitely a Pro Bowl type of player." Phifer leads the Rams with 78 tackles, including 61 solo.
April 4, 1993 |
Kevin Greene, unsatisfied with his role with the Rams, has found happiness and a three-year, $5.25-million contract in Pittsburgh. "He's a proven pass rusher," Pittsburgh Coach Bill Cowher said. "Statistically, when he's had his big numbers it was in a defense similar to what we can provide him. "He also wanted to be here, and I think that played a big role into getting this done."
December 9, 1993 |
Wide receiver Flipper Anderson, who hasn't caught a touchdown pass since Oct. 14, said Wednesday he is frustrated by his role. Anderson is third on the team in receptions with 26 for 439 yards and three touchdowns but has regularly been taken out on first down and in scoring opportunities. He called himself a "forgotten man." "It's been a dismal season," he said. "I haven't fulfilled what the coaches (thought) I could do.
August 21, 1990 |
The linebacker situation got worse in Buffalo and better in Phoenix on Monday. The Bills, who are missing starter Shane Conlan because of a holdout, lost regular Darryl Talley indefinitely because of arthroscopic knee surgery. Meanwhile, Phoenix reached contract terms with starter Anthony Bell, a four-year starter who had a career-high 115 tackles last season. Bell held out for 29 days. Talley damaged cartilage in his right knee during Buffalo's 24-13 loss to Detroit on Friday.
August 31, 1993 |
Ram running back Jerome Bettis ran at full speed in practice Monday and reported himself to be 100% and ready to play, if needed, against Green Bay Sunday. "The ankle is fine," Bettis said. "No pain. No problems. I pushed myself hard just to make sure I was ready. I ran, I cut and I drove off my ankle and everything was fine. At least now I've put myself in position to be available." Bettis ran eight times for 29 yards in exhibition play before the injury.
December 23, 1994 |
Backup quarterback Chris Chandler sat out practice again because of a sore back and said his chances for playing Saturday against the Washington Redskins don't look good. Tommy Maddox, who hasn't played in four games, worked as Chris Miller's backup for the second consecutive day and will serve in that capacity Saturday if Chandler isn't ready. Chandler started against Chicago before leaving in the second half because of the back injury.