WITH JACKSON OUT, DARBY TO START FOR RAMS
Posted by Michael David Smith on November 8, 2008, 10:06 p.m. EST
Rams running back Steven Jackson is out for Sunday’s game against the Jets with a thigh injury, and Jackson’s two backups, Antonio Pittman and Travis Minor, are both injured, too.
So the Rams will turn to a player with all of two career carries to take Jackson’s place.
That player, Kenneth Darby, has been with the Rams for less than a month, having been signed off the Falcons’ practice squad on October 14.
“It’s a blessing,” Darby said. “This is an opportunity I’ve been waiting on, and I’m just going to take full advantage of it and do my best.”
Darby, who played his college ball at Alabama, played one game for the Buccaneers last year and had two carries for nine yards. The rest of his NFL career consists of two games and no touches this season with the Rams.
Minor is out with a concussion. Pittman might play sparingly with a hamstring injury. The Rams also expect to give some carries to Samkon Gado, who signed with St. Louis on Tuesday.