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Rams-49ers: Intermediate injury report

Full speed ahead! (minus Cooper Kupp...) The Los Angeles Rams are heading north for a rivalry week matchup against the 1-5 San Francisco 49ers in Week 7. As things stand, things look very favorable on the injury report: Overall, the Rams are just very fortunate on the injury front yet again. Nearly halfway through the season, and the Rams have lost very few key contributors to injured reserve and look headed into Sunday with just one player ruled out in WR Cooper Kupp. As for the 49ers, they’re in much worse condition: This is on top of the group already on IR... Here’s what they had...

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TRANSCRIPT: McVay, Phillips, Gurley - Oct. 18

Here’s what the trio had to say today. Los Angeles Rams HC Sean McVay (On WR Josh Reynolds being on the injury report on Wednesday) ”He’s okay. He just got his wrist banged up a little bit on the one where (QB) Jared (Goff) swung on kind of the pass near the sideline. It was kind of a bang-bang type play. He’s going to be okay. You’ve got to put all the little things on the injury report, but we expect (WR) Josh (Reynolds) to be good.” (On the media interpreting K Greg Zuerlein potentially not being certain that he’s good to go after speaking to him on Wednesday) ”If so,...

Niner Nation

Jimmie Ward, Dante Pettis sit out Thursday practice

The San Francisco 49ers could be short-handed in the secondary when they welcome the Los Angeles Rams to town this Sunday. Cornerback Jimmie Ward suffered a hamstring injury on Monday against the Green Bay Packers, and he sat out Thursday’s practice. He also “sat out” Wednesday’s practice, but it was a walkthrough, so the practice report was an estimation based on if they had conducted a full practice. With only two full practices this week, Friday’s practice will be huge for Ward’s availability. He had some bumps on Monday, but was showing some promise opposite Richard Sherman....

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Random Ramsdom, 10/18

A lot of intrigue about the Rams these days. Cooper Kupp ruled out with a knee injury for 49ers game | NFL.com Losing Cooper Kupp is no laughing matter. Who will play slot receiver on Sunday? WR Robert Woods maybe? There’s no easy answers to the Chargers L.A. problem | Touchdown Wire Trouble in paradise with the Rams’ future roommate. The Los Angeles Chargers have changed their expectations for revenue in the new stadium. Greg Zuerlein is expected to play in Sunday’s week 7 game | Rams official site This injury report does have good news for Rams fans this week. Greg the Leg returns!...

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Priefer gives gruesome details on long-snapper McDermott’s injury

Vikings special teams coordinator Mike Priefer told the story behind long snapper Kevin McDermott’s finger injury against the Rams.

SportsDay

Rams' Sean McVay may have telegraphed an underwhelming opinion of Tavon Austin before the Cowboys traded for him

Newy Scruggs, sports anchor at NBC5 in Dallas-Fort Worth (KXAS-TV) and radio host weekly from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on NBC Sports Radio Sirius XM 213/202 and NBCSportsRadio.com, answered questions during a live chat recently. Here are some highlights, edited for clarity.Current groin injury aside, what's your opinion of Tavon Austin so far?Newy Scruggs: Tavon Austin is a gadget guy. The playcaller has to put him in positions to get the football. So far, the Cowboys big talk about how Austin would be used and impact the club offensively has been underwhelming. Sean McVay of the Rams had Austin and...

Ramblin' Fan

Rams injuries and defensive woes will be an issue as season wears on

As the last unbeaten team left in the National Football League, only injuries and a questionable defense could slow the Los Angeles Rams down. As good as the Los Angeles Rams have been in 2018, and they’ve been pretty amazing, injuries and a suspect defense could be two hurdles that are tough to overcome. This […] Rams injuries and defensive woes will be an issue as season wears on - Ramblin Fan - Ramblin Fan - A Los Angeles Rams Site (formerly St. Louis Rams Fan) - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Rams - Broncos: Revisiting Five Rams to watch

Hotdaddywags did a (mostly) great job identifying Rams to make an impact last week The Los Angeles Rams came out of their matchup with the Denver Broncos at 6-0 as many of us predicted they would. If you’re just looking at the recap and/or box score following the game, you might be a bit disappointed and look to TST to figure out what went wrong. But that score is largely misleading and the game was never as close as the score indicated. The Rams battled injuries (more on that in a bit) all day but snagged an early lead and never looked back. Last week, Hotdaddywags took a look at some...

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Rams-49ers: Initial injury report has Zuerlein a go

GZ is a go... The Los Angeles Rams are heading north for a rivalry week matchup against the 1-5 San Francisco 49ers in Week 7. As they get ready to do so, they’re starting off with a favorable injury report at this point in the season that suggests K Greg Zuerlein will be starting on Sunday: Rams Head Coach said Zuerlein has been cleared while WR Cooper Kupp is expected to be out. He also mentioned that LG Rodger Saffold III is no track to play, though it is still Wednesday. We’ll have to see how he progresses throughout the week. DL Michael Brockers returned to the game immediately,...

OC Register

All Rams offensive linemen benefit from practice rest policy, not just the ‘old’ guys

Left guard Rodger Saffold remains on track to play Sunday at San Francisco despite a knee injury as the Rams take it easy in practice on Wednesday.

The Denver Post

Broncos Game Plan: How Denver matches against the Cardinals, injury report and predictions

Third time’s a charm, right? After two weeks of disastrous run defense against the Jets (323 yards allowed) and Rams (270), the Broncos take on the league’s lowest-producing rush game (62 yards/game) in Arizona.

Niner Nation

Kyle Shanahan talks Week 6 play-calling, defensive communication, injuries

The 49ers head coach met with the media to kick off Rams week. We’ve got a full transcript, and you can watch video here. With RB Raheem Mostert playing instead of RB Alfred Morris, was that game plan-specific? If so, was it effective in that where you’d consider that to be a permanent change? “No, I don’t think it was a permanent change. It was just what we thought was best for that game. Raheem got a ton of reps all week because [RB Matt] Breida didn’t practice, too. So, we knew Raheem was going to play in the game regardless. We didn’t know how long Breida would go. Breida...

Ramblin' Fan

Los Angeles Rams may rely more on Josh Reynolds with Cooper Kupp injury

Since it looks like Cooper Kupp will be out for Week 7, the Los Angeles Rams may rely on Josh Reynolds to step up on offense. To say the Los Angeles Rams have been dealing with the injury bug over the last two weeks would be a huge understatement, especially when it comes to Cooper […] Los Angeles Rams may rely more on Josh Reynolds with Cooper Kupp injury - Ramblin Fan - Ramblin Fan - A Los Angeles Rams Site (formerly St. Louis Rams Fan) - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Random Ramsdom, 10/16

The Rams won ugly, but remain the last undefeated team of the 2018 season Rams didn’t get 23-20 win over Broncos down cold, but room for improvement at 6-0 is impressive | LA Times The Rams won ugly on Sunday, but won none-the-less to go 6-0 on the season. The fact that there’s room for improvement on an undefeated team should scare the rest of the NFL. Cooper Kupp Reportedly ‘Could Miss Some Time’ After Knee Injury vs. Broncos | Bleacher Report This could have been so much worse. I’ll take a missed game or two over 6 or more any day. Watch Johnny Hekker make a spectacular...

SFGate

49ers try to move on from tough loss; 6-0 Rams next

The transition from overcoming a disheartening loss to preparing for the NFL’s only undefeated team will be brief this week, and the 49ers are on the clock. “There’s no time to sit here and sulk,” coach Kyle Shanahan said. By early Tuesday afternoon, Shanahan had finished breaking down Monday night’s 33-30 loss in Green Bay and shifted his focus to Sunday’s home game against the 6-0 Rams, who are led by quarterback Jared Goff, a Marin Catholic-Kentfield and Cal alum. While the Rams have a rising star at quarterback, the 49ers are trying to cope with the season-ending injury to...

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Rams release Cairo Santos, GZ set to return

Young GZ is back baby! With week seven looming, the Los Angeles Rams continue to make roster transactions releasing place-holder kicker Cairo Santos, indicating a return is imminent for star kicker Greg Zuerlein: #LARams Sign WR Nick Williams, Cut K Cairo Santos Read » https://t.co/XSDg5K40s6 pic.twitter.com/KpWPsG659f— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) October 16, 2018 GZ’s return cant be understated because of how good he really is. Last season GZ was on pace to break the all-time scoring record for any player in league history prior to a back injury knocking him out. The accuracy...

OC Register

Rams cut kicker Cairo Santos, sign WR Nick Williams

All-Pro kicker Greg Zuerlein should be ready to return from his groin injury that sidelined him for five games.

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Rams-Broncos: Five Broncos revisited

The Rams left the Mile High City with a narrow victory as the Broncos played very well. The Los Angeles Rams overcame a myriad of injuries throughout the game to defeat the Denver Broncos, 23-20. Many Rams players missed some time across key positions as LT Andrew Whitworth, LG Rodger Saffold, DL Michael Brockers, EDGE Matt Longacre and WR Cooper Kupp all missed some plays due to injury. Overall, the Rams were still able to grind it out lead by RB Todd Gurley’s 200 yard rushing game. The Broncos did play it close, limiting the Rams to their lowest point total of the season. Here were my...

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Rams-Broncos: Stock report

Who’s trending upwards? Who’s trending downwards? Let’s have a look below. Another week, another win for the Los Angeles Rams. After a battle in cold temperatures and in the snow (kinda?), the Rams leave Denver unscathed (in record not injury) at 6-0. Let’s take a look at the stock report: Stock Down OLB Matt Longacre Another game, another invisible performance for Longacre. Not only that, but at one point his back flared up and he was questionable to return. For a guy who just spent the past few months with multiple injuries (back, biceps) this is not good. It might be time to...

OC Register

Rams feel ‘fortunate’ that Cooper Kupp knee injury is not more serious

Kupp is unlikely to play Sunday at San Francisco, but he's considered 'week to week' beyond that. Considering how things looked for a while Sunday in Denver, the Rams view that as very good news.

www.milehighreport.com

Report: Ronald Leary suffers torn Achilles in loss to Rams

According to multiple reports, the Denver Broncos fear Ronald Leary has torn his Achilles in teams loss to the Los Angeles Rams. The Denver Broncos lost guard Ronald Leary in the second half to a somewhat non-contact foot injury that the team reportedly fears is a torn Achilles. That would end Leary’s season and be a huge blow to the team’s starting offensive line. Broncos’ initial diagnosis of guard Ron Leary’s injury is a torn Achilles, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 15, 2018 Max Garcia would be the one who steps in to replace Leary along the offensive...

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Rams’ Kupp suffers MCL sprain

Although Cooper Kupp was carted off the field against the Denver Broncos, he returned to the field and now it is confirmed that he has an MCL sprain. It has been reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter that wide receiver Cooper Kupp sustained an MCL sprain on Sunday against the Denver Broncos: Rams’ WR Cooper Kupp suffered an MCL sprain Sunday and his team thinks he “could miss some time, but not sure yet,” per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 15, 2018 During the game, Kupp was horse collar tackled by Broncos safety Darian Stewart. After the injury, Kupp was carted off...

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Random Ramsdom, 10/15

Lets take a look at the best links of the day Michael Brockers postgame locker room interview | The Los Angeles Rams’ official site Big Brock talks about the main plan of attack for the defense being to limit the rushing attack of the Broncos, potentially playing versus a backup QB, Todd Gurley’s performance, and a quick update on his shoulder injury Aaron Donald postgame locker room interview | The Rams’ official site Aaron Donald talks about the defense playing more sound and disciplined football, the pass rushing being good but expecting more on the last drive, the gimme sack that...

The Denver Post

Ron Leary injury puts Broncos’ offensive line depth in spotlight

Max Garcia knew his role on the Broncos’ offensive line would increase Sunday against the Rams in an effort to bolster Denver’s run blocking and pass protection.

Niner Nation

George Kittle has some frustration on 49ers getting booted from SNF

The 49ers lost some prime time games due to numerous injuries, the tight end isn’t having any of it. The San Francisco 49ers are set to face the Green Bay Packers later today in their first Monday Night Football game since 2016. This is one of four prime time games for the team, and it was once one of five. They have two MNF games, one Thursday Night Football game, and at one point had two Sunday Night Football games. Last week, however, the NFL announced the 49ers were flexed out of their Week 7 SNF game against the Los Angeles Rams. They face the Seattle Seahawks in Week 13 SNF, and...

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WATCH: Kupp injures knee

Hopefully the injuries aren’t as bad as it looked on the field. The Los Angeles Rams have looked solid in the Colorado snow against the Denver Broncos. Entering the half, they hold a 13-3 lead and the game hasn’t seemed as close as the score would indicate. Injuries, however, continue to bite the Rams. WR Cooper Kupp and DL Michael Brockers both left the game during the 2nd quarter. Kupp’s injury was from a horse-collar tackle from former St. Louis Ram Darian Stewart and it looked ugly. Cooper Kupp's injury (he was carted off) #LARams pic.twitter.com/IzOYpwSrBo— New Account...

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Rams-Broncos live gamethread II

Injuries and some difficulties in the passing game have the Rams nursing a slight lead as the Cooper Kupp injury looms large... It was about weather. Now it’s about Los Angeles Rams WR Cooper Kupp’s knee and a potential change at quarterback for the Denver Broncos... The Rams hold a 13-3 lead at halftime in what’s been a strange stop-and-start affair. The Rams offense has been all over the place clearing huge lanes for RB Todd Gurley but unable to cap things off in the passing game. Some late issues from the offensive line negated any extra points on a final drive, but the big story...

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Ronald Leary ruled out of game after being carted to the locker room

In a terrible blow to the Denver Broncos offensive line, Ronald Leary suffered a foot injury and was ultimately carted to the locker room. While blocking Aaron Donald on a failed pass play, Ronald Leary planted his foot and injured it somehow. He was able to hobble off the field, but the Denver Broncos then carted him to the locker room and ruled him out of the game entirely. This is a major blow to the Broncos offensive line as they have not have much success against the Los Angeles Rams in this game down 13-3 midway through the third quarter. Ron Leary is being carted into the locker...