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Rams WR Bennett will miss at least a month with a foot fracture

ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Rams wide receiver Drew Bennett fractured his left foot in the first series of Sunday's season opener and will be sidelined at least a month.

Height: 6-5

Weight: 196

College: UCLA

Experience: 8

Coach Scott Linehan said the team would probably sign a replacement wide receiver this week, but he didn't think Bennett, who could miss as many as six weeks, would be placed on injured reserve. He said surgery is not required at this time.

Bennett was injured on a 4-yard reception, crumpling to the turf on the tackle in the 38-3 loss at Philadelphia.

The Rams also could be without defensive end Leonard Little and guard Jacob Bell, both with hamstring strains, for this week's home opener against the Giants. Linehan said the team would know more after returning to practice on Wednesday.

Rookie defensive end Chris Long fractured his right pinky but is expected to play wearing a splint. Punter Donnie Jones bruised his left -- non-kicking -- knee making a tackle on a return but Linehan said the swelling was down on Monday.

Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press

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