While it's a long shot the Rams will get Finnegan back this week against Carolina -- he's listed as doubtful -- he offered his first sign of progress toward that end by practicing on a limited basis Friday.
Still, any sign of progress is good for Finnegan and the Rams. Despite his early season struggles, the Rams have been short-handed in the secondary in his absence, forced to reconfigure the defensive backfield with safety Rodney McLeod moving into the slot in nickel packages and Matt Giordano stepping into McLeod's safety spot.
With a long week looming before the Monday night matchup with Seattle, it's possible Finnegan could be in better position to return next week assuming he doesn't play against the Panthers.
Here's the full rundown from Friday's injury report:
Out: Cunningham (ankle)
Doubtful: Finnegan (thigh)