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St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford, left, is sacked for a 10-yard loss by Tennessee Titans Will Witherspoon during the second quarter of an NFL football game Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman) By Seth Perlman St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford, left, is sacked for a 10-yard loss by Tennessee Titans Will Witherspoon during the second quarter of an NFL football game Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman) By Seth Perlman
St. Louis Rams' Mardy Gilyard, right, is upended by Tennessee Titans linebacker Tim Shaw, left, while returning a kick during the first quarter of an NFL football game Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) By Jeff Roberson St. Louis Rams' Mardy Gilyard, right, is upended by Tennessee Titans linebacker Tim Shaw, left, while returning a kick during the first quarter of an NFL football game Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) By Jeff Roberson

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- This short work week is just fine with the St. Louis Rams. The sooner they can erase the bad taste from Week 2 of the preseason, the better. 

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Players practiced on Monday for the first time since the starters got dominated on both sides of the ball against the Tennessee Titans two days earlier.
  
The defense got beat several times on cutback runs and the offense stalled after getting an 83-yard touchdown strike on its first snap.
  
Spagnuolo called it a work in progress. He's counting on it looking a lot better on Friday night when the Rams (2-0) play at Kansas City (0-2) in the annual Governor's Cup game.
  
More injuries popped up on Monday, perhaps the most significant a calf injury to tight end Mike Hoomanawanui. Spagnuolo said the team was a little bit concerned.
  
Wide receiver Danario Alexander had an MRI on his often-injured left knee. Defensive tackle Daniel Muir aggravated an ankle injury and wide receiver Mardy Gilyard was unable to loosen up a thigh injury.
  
Defensive end Chris Long returned quickly from a bone spur on between his toes that has cropped up from time to time, saying he felt fine. Offensive tackle Rodger Saffold, sidelined with a sore back in the second quarter Saturday, was also back.

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