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Nuggets for Tomorrow's Game vs. Rams

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As I watch the Boston Red Sox Game 3 lead start to slip away on this glorious Saturday night, here are some additional notes for tomorrow's game against the St. Louis Rams:

  1. Kenny Wright: According to the OBR, veteran defensive back Kenny Wright has officially been ruled OUT. That means that rookie Brandon McDonald will probably be active again and should see some more action, especially if the Rams line up with four receiver sets while playing from behind.
  2. Jamal Lewis: All of a sudden, the news is looking bleak for the former Baltimore Raven, despite having not played in a game for nearly three weeks. Doesn't seem like that long ago, does it? He last played on October 7th, which was 21 days ago. Lewis has been limited in practice all week, and it's been stated that if he's healthy, he'll play. The problem is that they'll have to evaluate his foot on Sunday, thus making him a game-time decision.
  3. Fantasy Game: If Lewis doesn't go, Jason Wright and Jerome Harrison are scheduled to split carries. That makes it tougher to pick up and start one of them in a fantasy league if you're desperate for a running back.
  4. Orpheus Roye: Music to my ears - Roye is healthy again, and will probably see more action against the Rams than he's seen in any other game, as long as things go smoothly.
  5. Shaun Smith: By Roye being inside, Smith is scheduled to get some reps at defensive tackle. I've been waiting to see Roye, Smith, and Smith all season.
  6. Safety Battle: The safeties, Sean Jones and Brodney Pool, will not be swapping positions. The team believes they've corrected Jones' footwork issues during the bye. Easier said than done.
  7. Andra Davis: The veteran linebacker is still the starting middle linebacker, but Leon Williams is first in the game if the opponent starts with a three-receiver set. All about match-ups, basically.
  8. Antwan Peek: Todd Grantham believes that we'll see Peek play better than he has been playing after being able to rest his foot during the bye.
  9. Joe Jurevicius: He's practiced all-out and will be ready to start.
The Rams are getting Steven Jackson back. Unless they get five new offensive linemen along with him, the Browns should have this game in the bag. That's not arrogance; that's just based on how the team's have been playing.