Lance Kendricks headed toward return

EARTH CITY, Mo. -- St. Louis Rams tight end Lance Kendricks didn't play in the team's final game before last week's bye but it appears that extra week off will allow him to miss just one game because of a fractured finger.

Kendricks returned to practice Wednesday and appears to be headed toward a return Sunday against the Chicago Bears at the Edward Jones Dome. Rams coach Jeff Fisher indicated the only area where Kendricks might be bothered would be catching the ball.

"It’s not an issue blocking," Fisher said. "He’s made some catches, so yeah I’m sure he’ll be fine."

Kendricks was not listed on the team's injury report Wednesday.

On the actual injury report, the Rams were a little thin in the secondary as cornerback Cortland Finnegan (eye) did not practice and safeties Darian Stewart (foot) and Matt Giordano (thigh) were limited participants.

Here's the full injury report from Wednesday:

Did not practice: Finnegan, quarterback Brady Quinn (listed as hip though it was described as lower back Tuesday), guard Harvey Dahl (knee) and running back Chase Reynolds (knee).

Limited participation: Stewart, Giordano