By Sal Maiorana - Rochester D&C
Defensive end Chris Kelsay was officially placed on injured reserve Wednesday, ending his season. Kelsay tore a ligament in the back of his neck a month ago and sat out two games, then came back to play against the Colts before re-injuring himself in the first half of that game. He was sidelined this past weekend against Jacksonville, and the team made the decision to shut him down for the rest of the year."It's all new to me," said the 10th-year veteran who, along with Terrence McGee and Rian Lindell are the longest-tenured members of the team. "I've never been on IR, I've always been pretty healthy for the most part. It's frustrating, but at the same time we had some other guys get banged up this weekend and they have to make roster moves, so I understand where they're coming from."
• Chan Gailey said RT Chris Hairston would definitely be out for Sunday's game against St. Louis, and it may be more than that. "He's not going to make it this week," said Gailey. "We'll have to see where this thing leads with him. They're still doing tests. They did tests again yesterday. It's not looking good for now and to be honest with you we're hoping to get him back for the last two."
• Wide receiver Stevie Johnson sat out practice Wednesday, but Gailey thinks he'll be ready for the Rams. "We think he'll be there, but he's got that hamstring that he sustained in the game and he couldn't finish the game, so we'll see," said Gailey.
• Rams QB Sam Bradford wasn't too thrilled when he heard the weather for Sunday's game would likely be pretty chilly. "I don't like to hear that, I like the warm weather," said Bradford, who plays in a dome stadium in St. Louis. He did say, however, that he can't change the way he approaches the game, or plays it.