Rams place Bulger on IR

Quarterback Marc Bulger has become the 13th St. Louis Rams

player to be placed on injured reserve.

The 1-13 Rams have had little hope for weeks that Bulger could

return from a broken left shin bone before the end of the season,

and Bulger was still working his way off crutches during the

practice week heading into Sunday’s game at Arizona.

The Rams placed Bulger on IR Saturday and will go with either

rookie Keith Null or Kyle Boller against the Cardinals. Null has

started the last two games.

Wide receiver Cord Parks was promoted to the active roster from

the practice squad.

The Rams have yet to make a call on rookie Jason Smith,

struggling to shed effects of a concussion for several weeks.