The Rams downgraded DT Clifton Ryan from questionable to out for their Week Two matchup with the Raiders. Ryan, who was hospitalized with migraines Wednesday night, stretched with the team Friday but did not participate in drills. He did not make the trip to Oakland.
"I've had them (migraines) before," Ryan told The St. Louis Post-Dispatch earlier in the week. "I'll be all right. You'll see me Sunday."
Backup CB Kevin Dockery was downgraded from doubtful to out, and the Rams promoted rookie CB Marquis Johnson from the practice squad to the active roster. They waived rookie QB Thaddeus Lewis.
The way we see it
Ryan, a starter up front, made a big play in Week One when he recovered a fumble and almost scored, only to be caught from behind by Cardinals WR Steve Breaston and fumbling it back to Arizona. The team is pleased with DT Fred Robbins, an 11-year veteran. Dockery normally plays in nickel packages as does Justin King (questionable; hamstring). Because of the injuries at the CB position, the rookie Johnson might get some playing time against the Raiders.