Rams cornerback Trumaine Johnson moves closer to ready for Sunday

The Rams' Trumaine Johnson must pass one more test to be cleared for return from a concussion. Tony Avelar/AP

EARTH CITY, Mo. -- The St. Louis Rams didn't practice Thursday, but that didn't prevent them from upgrading cornerback Trumaine Johnson (concussion) on the daily injury report.

Because the Rams don't practice Thursdays but are required to send an injury report, they approximate how much a player would have participated in practice. Last week, that meant a status quo injury report from Wednesday to Thursday. Not this week.

The Rams moved Johnson from limited participant to full participant on Thursday, perhaps the best sign yet that he's going to be cleared to play this week against the Washington Redskins. Johnson has taken the necessary steps each day this week to clear the hurdles of the concussion protocol and he and coach Jeff Fisher expressed confidence Wednesday that he'd be available.

Johnson was limited Wednesday but did work with the first-team defense in practice. Fisher said then that Johnson had just one more hurdle to clear to play against Washington.

“He’s got one more thing that he has to pass," Fisher said. "Typically when you’re cleared for practice, then things look pretty good.”

It's unclear if Johnson has passed that final hurdle but barring a setback it seems that is more of a formality at this point. That would be good news for the Rams as they have only three other cornerbacks on the active roster.

Here's the full injury report from Thursday:

Did not participate: RB Chase Reynolds (knee), DE Eugene Sims (knee)

Limited participation: None

Full participation: RB Todd Gurley (knee), RB Tre Mason (hamstring), LB Daren Bates (knee), Johnson (concussion)