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Rams place DT Michael Brockers on reserve-COVID-19 list

The standout defensive tackle is a staple for LA’s top rated defense.

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The hits keep on coming for the LA Rams.

Via multiple sources, starting DT Michael Brockers is headed to the reserve-COVID-19 list.

The Rams have the top rated defense in the NFL and Brockers is a big part of it. The former first round pick has five sacks on the season and a Pro Football Focus grade of 64.4.

Morgan Fox and Greg Gaines are the current backups for the Rams upfront.

Fellow DT Aaron Donald, who is expected to contend for Defensive Player of the Year honors, is currently expected to play. It should be noted that both Donald and Brockers appeared on Wednesday’s injury report as DNP “not injury related”.

Since last Sunday’s loss at Seattle, the Rams have suffered the following personnel losses:

- Jared Goff out with thumb (surgery)

- Placed RB Darrell Henderson on IR

- RB Cam Akers status still uncertain

- WR Cooper Kupp tests positive for COVID, placed on reserve-COVID-19 list

- DT Michael Brockers placed on reserve-COVID-19 list

The Cardinals are currently a 3-point favorite over the Rams.