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Around the NFC West: Rams' RB problems

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

Bill Coats of Around the Horns says Steven Jackson missed Rams practice Wednesday, leaving Kenneth Darby to work with the starters. Samkon Gado is the backup.
Steve Korte of Ramblings says Travis Minor missed Rams practice after being diagnosed with a concussion. Injuries to Jackson, Antonio Pittman and Minor have left the Rams thin at running back.

Clare Farnsworth of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer says the Seahawks expect Patrick Kerney to return this season after doctors found nothing serious wrong with the defensive end's shoulder.

Danny O'Neil of the Seattle Times says the Seahawks expect Matt Hasselbeck to start practicing with the scout team. Hasselbeck could return against the Cardinals in Week 11.

Mike Tulumello of Bird Watching says Cardinals rookie Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie might be close to overtaking Eric Green as a starting cornerback. Green's failure to tackle the Rams' Derek Stanley during an 80-yard touchdown pass gave early momentum to the Rams.

Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic says Stephen Spach was pleased to get so much playing time in his first game with the Cardinals.

Lowell Cohn of the Cohn Zone shares some initial thoughts after interviewing 49ers owner Jed York.