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Los Angeles Rams Vs. Arizona Cardinals: Final Injury Report Keeps Eyes On Defense

Two gametime decisions loom on Sunday.

Los Angeles Rams S Cody Davis
Los Angeles Rams S Cody Davis
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The Los Angeles Rams made it into London for their final practice today before taking on the Arizona Cardinals in Week 7, and we got the final injury report not long ago:

2017 LA Rams Week 7 Injury Report

Name POS Injury Wed. Status Thu. Status Fri. Status Sat. Status
Name POS Injury Wed. Status Thu. Status Fri. Status Sat. Status
Troy Hill CB Shoulder Full Full Full
Lamarcus Joyner S Hamstring Full Full Full
Connor Barwin OLB Not Injury Related DNP Full Full
John Sullivan C Not Injury Related DNP Limited Full
Andrew Whitworth T Not Injury Related DNP Full Limited
Mark Barron LB Thumb DNP DNP Limited Questionable
Cody Davis S Thigh DNP DNP DNP Doubtful

First, I wouldn’t sweat the “limited” participation for LT Andrew Whitworth. Rams Head Coach Sean McVay only singled out the two denoted with injured game statuses, so I wouldn’t be concerned with that change.

That being said, we’ve got gameday decisions coming for LB Mark Barron and S Cody Davis. For Barron, it’s if he can play. For Davis, it’s how to sort out the depth at safety which is an interesting calculus. Davis’ absence will likely lead to a starting pairing of DB Lamarcus Joyner and rookie S John Johnson, a pairing that has yet to take an NFL snap together. With S Maurice Alexander released 10 days ago and Joyner back in action for the first time in three weeks, it’s certainly likely to see some rotation back there. I’d guess it’s a decision between S Marqui Christian or DB Blake Countess.

It’s worth pointing out that we’re headed into the final game prior to the bye, and the Rams are improbably healthy yet again after being arguably the healthiest team in the NFL in 2016. So shout out to the Rams’ award-winning medical staff led by Head Athletic Trainer Reggie Scott, but also shout out to luck. Luck’s the best, yall.

Here’s the Cardinal’s final report:

2017 Arizona Cardinals Week 7 Injury Report

Name POS Injury Wed. Status Thu. Status Fri. Status Game Status
Name POS Injury Wed. Status Thu. Status Fri. Status Game Status
Corey Peters DL Knee Limited Limited Full
Patrick Peterson CB Quad Limited Limited Full
Jared Veldheer T Knee Limited Limited Full
Karlos Dansby LB Hamstring Limited Limited Limited Questionable
Robert Nkemdiche DL Calf Limited Limited Limited Questionable
Olsen Pierre DL Ankle DNP Limited Limited Questionable
Xavier Williams DL Knee DNP Limited Limited Questionable
Andre Ellington RB Quad Limited DNP DNP Questionable

Four out of the five listed as Questionable are on the defensive side of the ball, so we’ll have to see when the seven-man game inactive lists are released how many defenders the Cardinals go without.

As it stands, the Rams are heading into Week 7 very fortunate on the injury front.