The hits keep on coming for the LA Rams.
Via multiple sources, starting DT Michael Brockers is headed to the reserve-COVID-19 list.
Rams announce they have placed DL Michael Brockers on the reserve/COVID-19 list. He joins WR Cooper Kupp on the list, who Sean McVay said is unlikely to play on Sunday.— Eric Williams (@eric_d_williams) December 31, 2020
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”.
Rams injury report – DNP: DL Aaron Donald (not injury related), DL Michael Brockers (not injury related), QB Jared Goff (right thumb), LB Micah Kiser (knee), RB Cam Akers (ankle). LIMITED: RB Malcolm Brown (shoulder), OL David Edwards (ankle).— Eric Williams (@eric_d_williams) December 31, 2020
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.