The Rams left defensive tackle Clifton Ryan (migraines) and cornerback Kevin Dockery hamstring) in St. Louis when they boarded a flight for Oakland Saturday, according to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Ryan was downgraded from questionable to out, while Dockery went from doubtful to out.
The team released No. 3 quarterback Thaddeus Lewis and signed cornerback Marquis Johnson from the practice squad. Johnson may have to play because cornerback Justin King’s status is uncertain for the game.
The Raiders better be able to pass against this secondary. This is a game Oakland really needs to win or it will be hard to suggest the team is making progress under Tom Cable.