In the clearest sign yet that Sam Bradford has an uphill battle to play in Sunday’s game, the Rams activated quarterback Tom Brandstater from the practice squad on Saturday.
The team released linebacker Ben Leber to make room.
Bradford barely practiced this week after aggravating his ankle sprain in last week’s loss to the Cardinals. Bradford missed practice Thursday and was “very limited” in practice on Friday according to coach Steve Spagnuolo.
It’s starting to look like A.J. Feeley will start in a tough matchup Sunday in San Francisco. Feeley has started two games this year, including the Rams’ upset win over the Saints. (Although Feeley didn’t play great that day.)
If Bradford is out, Brandstater would back Feeley up. The 49ers are two touchdown favorites at this point and that number could be going up.
Then again, it’s not like the Rams passing offense can get a lot worse than they have been over the last month.