No surprises on Rams' inactive list

ST. LOUIS -- We already knew four of the names that would appear on the St. Louis Rams' inactive list Sunday, but none of the three others that appeared came as much of a surprise.

Safety Darian Stewart (thigh), cornerback Quinton Pointer (thigh), linebacker Jonathan Stewart (hip), and tight end Cory Harkey (leg) were ruled out Friday because of their injuries.

On Sunday, the Rams added offensive linemen Barrett Jones and Brandon Washington, and defensive end Gerald Rivers to the list.

Without Jones and Washington, the Rams have three active backups for the offensive line including tackle Joe Barksdale, guard Shelley Smith, and center/guard Tim Barnes.

Rivers' absence leaves the Rams with William Hayes and Eugene Sims as backups at defensive end.