ST. LOUIS (AP) -- If you're the St. Louis Rams' quarterback, a broken pinkie is serious stuff.
Marc Bulger missed the final three preseason games. He took his first direct center snaps only four days before Sunday's opener at Seattle, making the problematic digit a red flag for a franchise trying to move past a dismal two-year stretch.
The Rams were 5-and-27 in 2007-2008, and they have enough to worry about under new coach Steve Spagnuolo without factoring in timing issues in the early going.
There are plenty of other question marks.
Because of a lack of depth, several starters are likely to be called up to help out on special teams, where the Rams will attempt to level the playing field. Experience is so thin that Spagnuolo will name weekly captains instead of anointing players for the year.
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