by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (9/19/14) Rams defensive backs Trumaine Johnson (knee) and Brandon McGee have both been ruled out for Week 3 against the Cowboys, after their injuries kept them out of action during practice.
They are the only players on the defensive side of the ball listed on the injury report for Week 3's game.
Rodney McLeod gets first interception of season
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (9/14/14) Rams safety Rodney McLeod came down with his first interception of the season Week 2 at Tampa Bay. It was his third career pick. He picked off Josh McCown in the first quarter. He registered five total tackles -- all solo -- and one pass defended in a 19-17 victory.
Rams do just enough to get the job done vs. Bucs
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (9/14/14) The Rams defense did just enough to get the job done in Week 2 at Tampa Bay.
The Rams were unable to solve Tampa Bay's rushing attack, as Bobby Rainey gashed the defense for 144 yards on the ground. St. Louis forced one turnover and recorded one sack. Rodney McLeod came down with the game's only interception in the first quarter. E.J. Gaines and Eugene Sims shared the only sack of the day for the Rams.
The Rams will be back at home to host the Cowboys in Week 3.
Matt Conrath promoted as Chris Long heads to short-term IR
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (9/11/14) The Rams officially placed defensive end Chris Long (ankle) on short-term injured reserve Thursday, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Defensive lineman Matt Conrath was promoted from the practice squad to take Long's roster spot.
Chris Long needs ankle surgery
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (9/10/14) Rams defensive end Chris Long will undergo surgery on his injured ankle and will miss at least a few games, coach Jeff Fisher said. He had played 95 straight games. William Hayes will fill in starting Sunday at Tampa Bay.
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The Rams DST is overlooked playing in the same division as the Seahawks and 49ers, but they have been a Top 10 Fantasy unit for the past two years. In 2013, the Rams had 53 sacks, which ranked third in the NFL behind Carolina and Buffalo, with 14 interceptions, 15 fumble recoveries, six defensive touchdowns and one safety. The fumble recoveries were tied for first in the NFL with Kansas City and the six touchdowns were tied for third with Dallas. St. Louis has a dynamic return man in Tavon Austin and the Rams have elite defenders in James Laurinaitis, Robert Quinn, Chris Long, Alec Ogletree and Janoris Jenkins. We like the Rams as a No. 1 Fantasy DST again this year and they are worth drafting with a late-round pick in all leagues.