WR Tavon Austin, G Harvey Dahl out for St. Louis

Wide receiver Tavon Austin and starting right guard Harvey Dahl

are both out for St. Louis, while Seattle wide receiver Jermaine

Kearse will play despite an ankle injury Sunday.

Austin had been questionable heading into the game with an ankle

injury. He did not practice until Friday when he was a limited

participant. Dahl is a surprise having not been listed on the

injury report all week. Shelley Smith is expected to start in

Dahl’s place. The Rams are without two starting offensive lineman

after Jake Long was lost to a season-ending knee injury last

week.

Kearse was the one question mark for Seattle. He suffered an

ankle injury last week against Arizona and did not practice all

week. Kearse went through pregame warm-ups about two hours before

kickoff and has been deemed able to play.

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