Rams 1st-round pick back on field
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rams defensive tackle Michael Brockers, the team's first-round draft pick, could make his debut this week after recovering from a high right ankle sprain.
Brockers was limited in practice Wednesday, but both the player and coach Jeff Fisher are optimistic about playing Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks. Brockers would be a week ahead of schedule after getting sidelined in the preseason finale with an injury that typically sidelines players for a month.
Middle linebacker James Laurinaitis said it would be "huge, literally and figuratively," to get the 322-pound Brockers into the lineup.
"He's a hungry player, he's a young kid, he just loves to get after it," Laurinaitis said. "And when you have a D-lineman like that, when you add one more big guy to the rotation, it's going to keep those guys even more fresh."
Brockers thought there was a "pretty good chance" he'd play after his ankle held up during individual drills. He also cleared several hurdles at a workout Sunday prior to the Rams' loss at Chicago.
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