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Thu, 29 Mar 2012 06:47:52 -0700
Former NFL RB Marshall Faulk said New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez has only himself to blame for the arrival of QB Tim Tebow. "If I'm Mark Sanchez, and they bring in Tebow, it means I hit one of those spells that I always hit," Faulk said. "He's just - Mark hasn't been consistent throughout the flow of games. He went weeks at a time and not looked good." Faulk singled out last season's clash between the Jets and Denver Broncos in Week 11 as proof. "The pick-six that Mark Sanchez threw against Denver, that they ran back for a touchdown and, in turn, gave Tebow an opportunity to drive down the field with the game-winning touchdown - Mark Sanchez? Yeah, all this is on him."
Fri, 17 Feb 2012 07:53:35 -0800
Former NFL RB Marshall Faulk said he is not impressed with Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford's 5,000-yard passing season in 2011. Faulk said those type of numbers are now the norm in today's NFL. "Throwing for 5,000 yards in the NFL right now is nothing," Faulk said. "I don't want to take anything away from it. As much as people throw the football now, you better have 5,000 (yards) if you have Calvin Johnson."
Tue, 31 Jan 2012 17:16:00 -0800
Hall of Fame RB Marshall Faulk defended former St. Louis Rams head coach and former Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz, saying his former coach was forced to work with "lesser talent" during his two-year run with the Bears. "Listen man, I'm going to say this and whoever plays for the Bears, if they want to have a conversation with me, so be it: Martz was working with lesser talent than he was accustomed to working with," Faulk said Tuesday, Jan. 31. "If they keep providing you lesser talent, you have to leave. I mean, other than RB Matt Forte, there wasn't anybody who would scare a defense. When you go and get WR Roy Williams and he becomes your No. 1 wide receiver, that's an issue. I'm defending Mike because I can only imagine how hard it was to game plan (with that roster)."
Sun, 06 Feb 2011 11:24:55 -0800
The NFL has announced that the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2011 consists of former NFL CB Deion Sanders, former NFL RB Marshall Faulk, former NFL TE Shannon Sharpe, former NFL DL Richard Dent, former NFL LBs Les Richter and Chris Hanburger and NFL Films founder Ed Sabol, reports The Associated Press.
Tue, 18 May 2010 04:53:57 -0700
Former NFL RB Marshall Faulk said he would tell Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson to hold out as long as possible for as much money as he can get, according to Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean. "Without a doubt, if more money is what he wants, he has to hold out," Faulk said. "You have to know who you are dealing with. The Titans aren't known for caving in or paying, it doesn't matter who you are. In my opinion, there is no way he can come in and play under the current contract.'' Johnson is scheduled to earn $550,000 this season, the third year of a five-year, $12 million deal he signed in 2008.
Sun, 04 Oct 2009 16:59:39 -0700
The Associated Press reports New England Patriots WR Randy Moss caught three passes for 50 yards with a touchdown Week 4. The touchdown reception was his 137th of his career, breaking a tie with former NFL RB Marshall Faulk for sixth place in NFL history.
Mon, 22 Dec 2008 13:35:12 -0800
ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports former St. Louis Rams RB Marshall Faulk would like a shot at the Rams' head coaching job.
Mon, 22 Dec 2008 13:07:29 -0800
New England Patriots WR Randy Moss scored his 136th touchdown during the team's Week 16 game, tying him for sixth place all-time with former NFL RB Marshall Faulk.
Mon, 26 Mar 2007 14:55:10 -0700
StLouisRams.com reports St. Louis Rams RB Marshall Faulk officially retired from the NFL Monday, March 26.
Thu, 22 Mar 2007 13:08:34 -0700
Jim Thomas, of St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports St. Louis Rams RB Marshall Faulk will officially announce his retirement Monday, March 26, at the NFL owners meetings.
Sat, 03 Feb 2007 20:02:00 -0800
Bernie Miklasz, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports St. Louis Rams RB Marshall Faulk is interested in a career in the team's front office. Faulk said he is willing to work his way up to the general manager's role. "I won't lie to you; that is something I'd love to do. Understand that I'm not jumping the gun, I'm not saying I won't play again. I'm just saying that, if I was taught some of the things necessary to have that job, and then be allowed to be a work in progress, with what I know, and with what I think I know, I feel like I could do a good job," Faulk said.
Mon, 29 Jan 2007 10:21:29 -0800
Bryan Burwell, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports St. Louis Rams RB Marshall Faulk (knees) has yet to decide whether he will return to the playing field in the future. The 33-year-old Faulk is bothered by troublesome knees and is not sure when he would be physically ready to play again. "It's all health-related," Faulk said. "I have my good days, and I have my bad days. I want to make sure I am ready. And right now I don't know if I'm ready. But I want to play again. I'm not saying I'm going to be the guy who had all those 2,000-yard-plus seasons, because I'm not. But I can still play the game; I know I can. The question is whether or not this knee will be good enough to allow me to." Faulk noted that he would only return to play if it is for the Rams, even with former head coach Mike Martz now in Detroit. "I love Mike," Faulk said, laughing, "I really do. But Mike doesn't own any team, does he? So that's the end of that."
Sun, 17 Dec 2006 08:24:33 -0800
ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Mike Martz could face tampering charges for talking with St. Louis Rams RB Marshall Faulk (knee), who sat out the 2006 season due to injury.
Tue, 12 Dec 2006 07:45:59 -0800
Michael C. Wright, of the Florida Times-Union, reports Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew and RB Fred Taylor became only the second pair of teammates in the last 30 seasons to each run for over 130 yards in the same game. Marshall Faulk and Trung Candidate accomplished the feat in 2001 for the St. Louis Rams against the Carolina Panthers.
Thu, 17 Aug 2006 05:39:05 -0700
Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports St. Louis Rams RB Marshall Faulk (knee) didn't officially close the door on his NFL career Wednesday, Aug. 16, but he sounded very much like a man who has played his last football game. However, Faulk wouldn't eliminate the possibility of playing in 2007. "The knee is coming along slowly," Faulk said. "I'm taking it year to year. I'm working out. I'm rehabbing And that's it. If it feels good enough to where I can go out there and feel comfortable with what I can do, then fine. If not, I'm fine. I'm OK." Faulk spoke of his playing career in the past tense on several occasions, including when asked if he has come to grips with the fact that his career might be over. "I'm going to take the next two to three months and rehab this thing and see how it goes," Faulk said. If he decides on surgery, Faulk said it will be done "not just for football, but for life."
Mon, 14 Aug 2006 18:31:08 -0700
The Associated Press reports the NFL Network has hired St. Louis Rams RB Marshall Faulk as an analyst. As previously noted, Faulk (knee) is out for the 2006 season.
Tue, 01 Aug 2006 23:54:00 -0700
The Associated Press reports St. Louis Rams RB Marshall Faulk (knee) needs reconstructive surgery on his right knee if he ever hopes to play football again, according to head coach Scott Linehan.
Tue, 01 Aug 2006 05:24:48 -0700
Bill Coats, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports St. Louis Rams RB Marshall Faulk (knee) has been shifted to the reserve/PUP (physically unable to perform) list. Faulk underwent surgery on his right knee Friday, July 28, in Los Angeles but might need more work on the knee. Faulk originally was on the active/PUP list, which meant he could have been reinstated to the roster at any time.
Fri, 28 Jul 2006 23:16:49 -0700
Bill Coats, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports St. Louis Rams RB Marshall Faulk (knee) had surgery on his right knee Friday, July 28, and the surgery did not go as well as expected. Faulk could have more work done on the knee.
Thu, 27 Jul 2006 18:57:14 -0700
R.B. Fallstrom, of the Associated Press, reports St. Louis Rams RB Steven Jackson is already getting a little tired of questions about his Rams' teammate, RB Marshall Faulk. Jackson said Thursday, July 27, that people should know by now that unlike Faulk, a very elusive sort before injuries slowed him down, he's a power back. "I don't want any controversy with it," Jackson said. "Me and Marshall are good friends, I hope he has a speedy recovery and comes back, but what I am saying is that I don't have to deal with the comparisons to Marshall. I'm not a Marshall-type of running back. It's no disrespect to him and it's no disrespect to me, we're just different backs." Jackson is hopeful the Rams will run more this year under new head coach Scott Linehan.
Wed, 26 Jul 2006 20:51:32 -0700
Bill Coats, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports league sources said the St. Louis Rams have placed RB Marshall Faulk (knee) on the team's Physically Unable to Perform list (PUP). Faulk is scheduled for major knee surgery and will be sidelined for the season. RB Steven Jackson, who succeeded Faulk last year as the team's primary running back, said: "No one wanted to see him go. But health is first, and Marshall has to take care of himself. I hate that he can't be here, but I think we do move on."
Fri, 21 Jul 2006 20:08:49 -0700
Bill Coats, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports the St. Louis Rams intend to keep RB Marshall Faulk (knee) on the roster and pay him his $2 million salary. Head coach Scott Linehan said, "Some guys earn that. Not very many, but some do, and I believe he's definitely one of them. The reason we've tried to be patient with this is because of who the individual is. We were kind of hoping that it would respond and he would feel good, but it has not been a positive rehabilitation for him." Faulk will likely be designated to the Physically Unable to Perform list. Linehan said that retirement "has never been discussed. He's got to go through the surgery first."
Fri, 21 Jul 2006 17:51:29 -0700
Steve Korte, of the News-Democrat, reports St. Louis Rams head coach Scott Linehan discussed RB Marshall Faulk (knee) Friday, July 21. As previously reported, Faulk is OUT for the 2006 season and his career is in jeopardy as he's tentatively scheduled to undergo reconstructive knee surgery next week. "When your legs start to go, that's a big concern for any athlete, especially a running back," Linehan said. "The reality of the situation is that he probably won't available for us this season, and he has to come to terms with whether he is going continue trying to play." The Rams must decide whether to place Faulk on the active or inactive Physically-Unable-To-Perform (PUP) lists or injured reserve. The Rams could save $2 million on the salary cap if they release Faulk, but Linehan said that wasn't an option.
Fri, 21 Jul 2006 10:43:32 -0700
Updating previous reports, Len Pasquarelli, of ESPN.com, reports St. Louis Rams RB Marshall Faulk's upcoming knee surgery could end his career. The surgery will require 8-12 months of rehab, which means a tough road to recovery is ahead for Faulk if he decides to continue playing. Faulk reportedly may do broadcasting work throughout the season while he goes through the rehab process and then decide whether or not to return to the field in 2007.
Fri, 21 Jul 2006 05:35:00 -0700
Bill Coats, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports St. Louis Rams RB Marshall Faulk (knee) reportedly will undergo knee surgery next week, which most likely means he will miss the 2006 season. Faulk has had surgery on both knees this year, and one hasn't responded. He is able to run straight ahead but suffers swelling after he tries to make cuts. Jay Zygmunt, the Rams' president of football operations, said he talked with Faulk's agent Thursday, July 20, after Faulk had extensive medical examinations this week on the West Coast. Agent Rocky Arceneaux indicated Faulk had decided to have another operation, probably some time next week. "That was my understanding, that in all likelihood he was going to go ahead and schedule the surgery," Zygmunt said. "We don't know yet what the extent of it will be." First-year Rams head coach Scott Linehan had refused to discuss what step the team would take next if Faulk were unable to play.
Thu, 20 Jul 2006 05:53:33 -0700
Bill Coats, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports St. Louis Rams RB Marshall Faulk (knee) still is having significant knee problems as he tries to determine whether to attempt a 13th NFL season, his agent, Rocky Arceneaux, said Wednesday, July 19. "It's when he does a lot of those football things, like cutting, it just blows up," Arceneaux said. "And I'm talking about just light pounding. His doctor gave him some tests to do, and he wants to see how he responds with the swelling." Faulk had surgery on both knees earlier. One knee has responded well, but the other has been balky. More surgery might be necessary, said Arceneaux, who described Faulk's chances of playing in 2006 as "a coin toss." The Rams "are being very, very accommodating, very patient," Arceneaux said. "They know (Faulk is) fighting, and we certainly expect some determination will be made before training camp starts (next week). It's just a decision he can't rush." Zygmunt assured that the Rams wouldn't pressure Faulk for an answer.
Tue, 11 Jul 2006 11:00:18 -0700
Bernie Miklasz, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports the St. Louis Rams will be placing RB Marshall Faulk (knee) on the Injured Reserve, likely the end of Faulk's career.
Tue, 11 Jul 2006 05:41:01 -0700
Bill Coats, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports St. Louis Rams RB Marshall Faulk's (knees) football future probably will be determined in the next week to 10 days, according to his agent, Rocky Arceneaux. "He's going to be evaluated again, and that's when the decision will be made," Arceneaux said Monday, July 10. The big issue is the condition of Faulk's knees, both of which underwent arthroscopic surgery in the offseason. One knee has responded, but the other has been slow to recover. Arceneaux said another operation might be required. First-year head coach Scott Linehan said earlier that he wanted to give Faulk as much leeway as possible. If Faulk can't play this year, the Rams are expected to pursue a veteran running back via trade, or after teams begin trimming their rosters next month.
Fri, 23 Jun 2006 20:18:33 -0700
Bernie Miklasz, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports a source in the St. Louis Rams front office told him Rams' RB Marshall Faulk (knee) may be facing another round of knee surgery in the near future. Faulk has told Michael Silver of SI.com, a close confidant, "I'm playing." If Faulk has the surgery, the Rams would most likely place him on Injured Reserve for the 2006 season, meaning that he'd sit out the year, with full pay. Faulk's agent, Rocky Arceneaux, has lined up a television job for Faulk. Faulk would be reunited with his former head coach, Dick Vermeil, as an analyst for the NFL Network. So if Faulk has the surgery and goes on IR, he'd benefit in three ways: He'll receive his full salary from the Rams; he'd be free to work in television; and he'd have the option for returning to the field in 2007. After taking a year off to let the knees rest and heal, perhaps Faulk will feel like giving football another try.
Thu, 22 Jun 2006 22:14:04 -0700
David Elfin, of the Washington Times, reports St. Louis Rams RB Marshall Faulk (knees) is strongly considering retirement. Faulk was a shadow of his former do-everything self last season, and at 33 his body isn't cooperating. "When you get to year 13, when you get a coaching change, you look at the bigger picture of things," Faulk said. "You say, 'Are we going to be playing for a championship?' If that doesn't seem possible, then you start thinking about other things." Faulk has missed all of the team's offseason activities after having arthroscopic surgery on both of his knees. "I don't know if you can say, 'Hey, knee, you've got to be ready by camp,'?" said Faulk, whose recent marriage could also prompt him to walk away. "If that was the case, I'd have told it to be ready six months ago. I'm kind of a foreigner to my own body. I thought I knew this piece of work here. As you get a little older, you kind of become a little distant with your body. You wake up, and things don't feel the way they used to."
Fri, 16 Jun 2006 20:31:06 -0700
Jim Thomas, writing for the Sporting News, reports there are some at Rams Park who feel that St. Louis Rams RB Marshall Faulk (knees) will not be back in 2006 and will retire. His knees have been slow to recover from yet another round of offseason surgery, and his communication hasn't been the best with new head coach Scott Linehan.
Tue, 13 Jun 2006 14:20:54 -0700
John Clayton, of ESPN.com, reports St. Louis Rams RB Marshall Faulk (knee) is still pondering retirement. One of Faulk's knees has been slow to recover, while the other has been fine. Faulk will take more time to rest and make a decision.
Tue, 13 Jun 2006 09:34:06 -0700
Kathleen Nelson, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports St. Louis Rams RB Marshall Faulk's (knee) timetable for recovery from arthroscopic knee surgery on both knees could extend beyond the opening of training camp. Regarding his recovery, Faulk said, "The thing that I'm not doing that I used to do is accelerate it, do more to get back quicker. I've done that. I've had surgery in the season, come back and played. I don't think I could do that right now. I'm really taking my time with it and allowing it to let me know, 'We can go,' or 'We can't.'"
Tue, 13 Jun 2006 09:33:47 -0700
Kathleen Nelson, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports St. Louis Rams RB Marshall Faulk (knee) has still not decided if he is going to retire from the NFL. He said there is no timetable for him to make his decision. Faulk said, "When you get to Year 13, when you get a coaching change, you look at the bigger picture of things. You say, 'Are we going to be playing for a championship?' If that doesn't seem possible, then you start thinking about other things. It's a thought that for the last two or three years has crept into my mind."
Mon, 12 Jun 2006 05:36:53 -0700
Bill Coats, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports St. Louis Rams head coach Scott Linehan does not want to consider the fact that RB Marshall Faulk (knees) may not be with the team in 2006. "I haven't crossed that bridge yet," Linehan said. If Faulk retires, the Rams may try to sign to another running back to join backup RB Tony Fisher. Linehan said Fisher has "really made a name for himself as a receiving back. But I think he also has the ability to come in on first and second down, whenever we need to give Steven (RB Jackson) a blow. That'll be a part of his role, too."
Sat, 10 Jun 2006 07:12:54 -0700
Bill Coats, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports whether St. Louis Rams RB Marshall Faulk (knees) figures into the Rams' plans for the 2006 season needs to be determined soon, head coach Scott Linehan said Friday, June 9. For now, though, the decision rests solely with Faulk, the new head coach added. "Only he knows how he feels, his own body," Linehan said. "Guys that have played at such a high level for so many years and have taken so many hits, sometimes it starts to wear you down a little bit. And he's trying to figure out how he can manage it." Asked if he'd prefer that Faulk at least attend meetings and observe from the sideline, Linehan said: "On one hand, yes. But on the other hand, he's dealing with something bigger than meetings and that. I think he's coming to terms with whether he can do it." Linehan also emphasized that his relationship with Faulk is solid.
Fri, 09 Jun 2006 15:50:14 -0700
R.B. Fallstrom, of the Associated Press, reports St. Louis Rams RB Marshall Faulk (knees) is not attending the team's final minicamp this weekend while contemplating retirement because of knees that have been slow to recover from offseason cleanup surgery. Ram's head coach Scott Linehan said Friday, June 9, that two weeks ago Faulk, who has undergone numerous such surgeries on both knees, expressed his concerns. Linehan said Faulk's agent, Rocky Arceneaux, told him again on Thursday, June 8, that Faulk "wasn't physically ready to go." Linehan said under the circumstances that he didn't mind Faulk not at least attending the meetings at the minicamp to pick up the new offense. Linehan reasoned that if Faulk had attended the camp, he would have wanted to participate even though he's not ready. Linehan said Faulk's decision has nothing to do with a change in coaching staffs. Linehan said he hasn't begun to address the running back situation if Faulk decides to retire.
Thu, 08 Jun 2006 19:05:09 -0700
StLouisRams.com reports St. Louis Rams RB Marshall Faulk (knees) will not be available to the team for minicamp beginning Friday, June 9. Faulk will remain in California, where he is undergoing evaluation and rehabilitation, after having arthroscopic surgery on both of his knees in February.
Thu, 11 May 2006 07:04:41 -0700
Bill Coats, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator Greg Olson feels one of the team's keys to offensive success is getting starting RB Steven Jackson at least 20 touches per game, with able support (10 to 12 touches) from backup RB Marshall Faulk. In 2005, his first season as the team's primary back, Jackson got as many as 20 carries just three times; he averaged 129 yards as the Rams went 3-0 in those games. Their record was 1-3 when he had 12 carries or fewer. "If you can get the ball to him 20 times or more, he seems to get better," Olson said. "We think that's a good number to shoot for. He's one of our primary weapons that needs to get (more) touches."
Sat, 22 Apr 2006 17:11:03 -0700
Nick Wagoner, of StLouisRams.com, reports with the news that St. Louis Rams RB Marshall Faulk (knees) is struggling with knee problems again, backup RB Tony Fisher's role could turn out to be bigger than he first expected. Fisher has shown a good set of hands and some nice route running ability. He's a nice backup to have around behind starting RB Steven Jackson.
Fri, 21 Apr 2006 19:38:07 -0700
Nick Wagoner, of StLouisRams.com, reports St. Louis Rams RB Marshall Faulk will return for the 2006 season. Head coach Scott Linehan said he spoke with Faulk earlier in the week and he was definitive as ever about returning.
Fri, 21 Apr 2006 06:00:17 -0700
Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports St. Louis Rams RB Marshall Faulk will miss the team's three-day minicamp. He has a conflict, but he hasn't been cleared to practice anyway after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on both knees earlier in the offseason.
Fri, 14 Apr 2006 21:45:06 -0700
Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports St. Louis Rams RB Marshall Faulk (knee) has not been cleared to participate in next weekend's minicamp after having arthroscopic surgery on both knees. The clean out surgery has become almost an offseason ritual for Faulk. "I think he had some loose bodies that needed to be cleaned out," head coach Scott Linehan said. "Nothing serious. The older you get, the more time it takes just to kind of get them back to 100 percent. You've got to manage them. You can't take every (practice) snap like you used to. And the offseason's different. It's like you've got to heal up first." Linehan said he hasn't talked to Faulk recently, but he still expects him to return for the 2006 season.
Fri, 24 Mar 2006 20:23:44 -0800
Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports St. Louis Rams head coach Scott Linehan remains under the impression that RB Marshall Faulk is coming back for his 13th NFL season. Linehan said the signing of RB Tony Fisher is unrelated to Faulk's status with the team. Linehan commented on Fisher's signing Friday, March 24. "That signing is really not for any other reason other than we need a third guy that if called upon can do the job," Linehan said. "That's really more Fisher's fit for us right now."
Thu, 02 Mar 2006 20:21:56 -0800
The New York Times reports St. Louis Rams RB Marshall Faulk is a potential salary cap victim.
Fri, 24 Feb 2006 18:50:39 -0800
St. Louis Rams head coach Scott Linehan would like to give RB Marshall Faulk more action during the 2006 season, although RB Steven Jackson will remain the team's feature back. However, Faulk has not given the team any definitive word about returning. The Rams do believe he will return for another season.
Sat, 11 Feb 2006 08:18:14 -0800
Bernie Miklasz, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports in an interview with Mike Grimm on KMOX (1120 AM), St. Louis Rams head coach Scott Linehan sounded upbeat about the return of RB Marshall Faulk in 2006. "I've had a couple of really good conversations with Marshall and I think he's very positive about having a couple of good years left in him," Linehan said.
Sat, 28 Jan 2006 21:54:51 -0800
Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports St. Louis Rams RB Marshall Faulk told reporters in New Orleans this past week that he's still thinking over his status for 2006. "I'm still a Ram; I'm still under contract," Faulk told the New Orleans Times-Picayune. "We'll see. It's hard to say. I haven't made any decision yet." Faulk said the only team he will play for is the Rams. Faulk still has three years remaining on a four-year contract extension he signed last February. If he retired, was released, or was traded, the Rams would absorb a cap hit of about $4.1 million in 2006.
Sun, 22 Jan 2006 07:45:11 -0800
Bill Coats, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports St. Louis Rams head coach Scott Linehan would like RB Marshall Faulk to return to the team in 2006. "I have not spoken to Marshall," Linehan said. "My hope is whatever the best is for Marshall is what we do." Then he enthusiastically added what he hoped would be "best." "I would love for him to be here. I'm the biggest fan of his maybe that he doesn't know," Linehan gushed. "I don't know if it's appropriate to call him 'Mr. Ram,' but when you think of the Rams, that's who you think of." Faulk has said he was content as a backup in 2005.
Sun, 01 Jan 2006 16:49:17 -0800
Nick Wagoner, of StLouisRams.com, reports St. Louis Rams RB Marshall Faulk (flu) is expected to start the team's Week 17 game, but he is still battling flu-like symptoms.