Rams hopeful Janoris Jenkins will be cleared to play Thursday

EARTH CITY, Mo. -- St. Louis Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins isn't quite out of the concussion protocol but is one step closer, according to coach Jeff Fisher.

Jenkins again was officially listed as limited on the Rams' Tuesday injury report but was able to do enough in practice to be considered for the final test in the concussion protocol, the exertion test. That essentially means that Jenkins did strenuous enough activity for the Rams to monitor how he feels after the practice. If Jenkins feels good, he could be cleared to play Thursday night against Tampa Bay.

Fisher said an update on where Jenkins is in terms of passing the exertion test should come Wednesday.

Linebacker Alec Ogletree, who has been on the injured reserve list with the designation to return because of an ankle injury, could be returning to practice sometime after Thursday night's game. He has a 21-day window to practice in, and the Rams are running out of time. So while there's no guarantee that Ogletree will play in a game before the season is out, he could get a head start on his recovery by getting some reps in practice.

Fisher said there'd be a chance Ogletree could play in the season finale against San Francisco.

The Rams also made a couple of roster tweaks Tuesday, releasing kicker Zach Hocker and promoting defensive tackle Louis Trinca-Pasat from the practice squad to the active roster. Linebacker Matthew Wells re-signed to the practice squad to take Trinca-Pasat's place.

Everything else remained status quo on the injury report Tuesday. Here's a look:

Did not participate -- DE Robert Quinn (back), OL Andrew Donnal (knee), CB Eric Patterson (ankle).

Limited participation -- RB Todd Gurley (rest), WR Kenny Britt (shoulder), OT Robert Havenstein (calf), CB Janoris Jenkins (concussion).