Rams TE Onobun placed on injured reserve

The St. Louis Rams have placed rookie Fendi Onobun on injured

reserve with a back injury that didn’t respond to treatment.

Onobun, a sixth-round pick, had two receptions for 15 yards. He

was drafted as a long-range prospect after playing only one season

in college at Houston.

The Rams signed tight end Derek Schouman, who was released from

injured reserve by the Bills with a knee injury in September.

Coach Steve Spagnuolo said Wednesday the team didn’t want to

push it any longer with Onobun, who had missed the previous four


Offensive tackle Rodger Saffold had limited work coming off an

ankle injury. Wide receiver Danario Alexander returned from minor

knee surgery that sidelined him for three weeks, although Spagnuolo

said the team would be cautious.