Rams coach Jeff Fisher said the receiver was limited in drills, but even that progress is surprising. After Amendola left a Week 5 game against the Arizona Cardinals, doctors learned he suffered a sternoclavicular joint separation where the collarbone meets the chest. It was feared to be a potentially life-threatening injury.
Here's the rest of Wednesday's injury rundown:
- After the Dallas Cowboys placed linebacker Sean Lee on injured reserve with a toe injury, they went out and signed former Lions first-round draft pick Ernie Sims on Wednesday. The team also placed punter Chris Johnson on injured reserve and signed safety Charlie Peprah.
- Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams underwent surgery on his left wrist. Coach Chan Gailey said Williams should be able to practice next week after the team's bye. Williams has 3.5 sacks in his first season with the Bills. He previously admitted the wrist has taken away from his play.
- The Cleveland Browns will place linebacker Scott Fujita on injured reserve, coach Pat Shurmur said. Fujita suffered a neck injury against the New York Giants in Week 5. NFL.com and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported the injury could be career-threatening. In better news for the Browns, defensive tackle Phil Taylor practiced for the first time since being taken off the physically unable to perform list. He was joined by rookie running back Trent Richardson, who participated in a morning walk-through despite a lingering rib cartilage injury.
- Heading into Thursday night's game against the Minnesota Vikings, Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Brandon McDonald (ankle) is questionable. Bucs receiver Vincent Jackson (calf) and guard Carl Nicks (foot) are probable. Vikings tight end John Carlson is out with a concussion. Minnesota defensive end Jared Allen (groin), offensive tackle Matt Kalil (back), running back Adrian Peterson (ankle) and quarterback Christian Ponder (knee) are probable.