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Rams’ Initial Week 5 Injury Report Sets Up Defensive End Drama

Both of the Rams’ starting defensive ends are sidelined...worried?

Los Angeles Rams DEs William Hayes and Robert Quinn
Los Angeles Rams DEs William Hayes and Robert Quinn
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Rams are prepping for their second home game of the 2016 season in facing the Buffalo Bills in Week 5.

With the initial injury report after their second practice of the week, there’s a clear concern going into Sunday:

Los Angeles Rams

Name POS Injury Wed. Status
Michael Brockers DT Hip Limited
Kenny Britt WR Thigh DNP
Cody Davis S Groin DNP
William Hayes DE Ankle DNP
Robert Quinn DE Shoulder DNP

Well that’s imperfect.

The injuries to WR Kenny Britt and S Cody Davis alone would warrant fair worry most weeks with Britt leading the Rams in receptions and receiving yards while Davis has turned into a significant component in the Rams’ secondary rotation.

But the obvious issue standing out is that the Rams are currently without either of their starting defensive ends in Robert Quinn and William Hayes. The Rams were able to cope down the stretch in Arizona, but prepping for a potential week without them would be a different test altogether.

Here’s Buffalo’s side:

Arizona Cardinals

Name POS Injury Wed. Status
Jonathan Meeks S Foot Limited
Stephon Gilmore CB Ankle Limited
Jerome Felton FB Back Limited
Patrick Lewis OL Knee DNP
Cyrus Kouandjio OL Ankle DNP
Corey White CB Shoulder DNP
Greg Salas WR Groin DNP
Cordy Glenn OL Ankle DNP
Charles Clay TE Knee DNP

This should help reinforce the fact that, overall, the Rams are incredibly healthy past the quarterpole, current defensive end issue aside.

Hypothetical report tomorrow and a huge Friday report to come.