The Los Angeles Rams are facing the 8-2 New Orleans Saints in Week 12 and have finally had to make some pre-game adjustments due to injury.
With a lengthy final injury report and their leading receiver in WR Robert Woods out with a shoulder injury to join backup RB Malcolm Brown who is sidelined with a sprained MCL, here’s the seven-man inactive list for today:
- QB Brandon Allen
- RB Malcolm Brown
- RB Lance Dunbar
- OT Cornelius Lucas
- OLB Ejuan Price
- CB Nickell Robey-Coleman
- WR Robert Woods
So we had two diverging results from the players listed Questionable from the final injury report. Dunbar is a no go meaning rookie UDFA RB Justin Davis will get the call-up; on the other hand, ILB Bryce Hager has been cleared to go. It also means TE Derek Carrier, as expected, is back as the TE3. CB Kevin Peterson, who was promoted mid-week from the practice squad, will be in uniform as well.
Here are the inactives for the Saints:
- WR Austin Carr
- CB Ken Crawley
- QB Taysom Hill
- CB Marshon Lattimore
- DE Al-Quadin Muhammad
- C Cameron Tom
- RB Jonathan Williams
Here’s what our friends over at Canal Street Chronicles, the SB Nation community for fans of the Saints, had to say:
There’s no surprises that starting cornerbacks Marshon Lattimore (ankle) and Ken Crawley (abdomen) are out of action, as they were ruled out on Friday’s final injury report. The Saints acquired Dexter McDougle and re-signed Sterling Moore to play in the secondary along with established cornerbacks P.J. Williams, De’Vante Harris, and Justin Hardee.
With the season-ending injury to Alex Okafor (Achilles) last week, the Saints elect to roll with just three defensive ends, as they leave rookie Al-Quadin Muhammad on the bench. Trey Hendrickson and Hau’oli Kikaha will likely rotate and split reps opposite of Cameron Jordan.
Other than that, we’re used to seeing Hill, Tom, and Carr on the bench. Williams is a bit too new to the team to use, it would appear.