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Los Angeles Rams at Tennessee Titans: Final injury report leaves little worry for Week 16

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The Rams, despite some unfortunate mid-week news, remain one of the healthiest teams in the NFL.

Los Angeles Rams OLB Matt Longacre
Los Angeles Rams OLB Matt Longacre
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The Los Angeles Rams are on the road to take on the Tennessee Titans in Week 16 in an opportunity to clinch the NFC West.

As has been the case all year, despite the rough news this week that K Greg Zuerlein has been put on IR with a back injury, the Rams remain one of the healthiest teams in the NFL. The injury report headed into Sunday only reaffirms as much:

2017 LA Rams Week 16 Injury Report

Name POS Injury Wed. Status Thu. Status Fri. Status Game Status
Name POS Injury Wed. Status Thu. Status Fri. Status Game Status
Connor Barwin OLB Not Injury Related DNP Full Full -
Mark Barron LB Not Injury Related DNP Limited Full -
John Sullivan C Not Injury Related DNP Limited Full -
Andrew Whitworth T Not Injury Related DNP Limited Full -
Troy Hill CB Illness - DNP Full -
Matt Longacre OLB Back DNP DNP DNP Out

Rams HC Sean McVay addressed Matt Longacre’s absence in his remarks today, saying:

(OLB) Carlos Thompson will have to step up and fill the void. (OLB) Samson (Ebukam) will get some more opportunities to rush off the edge. Getting (OLB) Connor (Barwin) back last week, we feel like we’ve got some good depth up front. Certainly it’s tough to replace a player like Matt with the way that he’s consistently contributed and been a really productive player on our front this year, but his back is bothering him a little bit, we’re going to have him out for this game and then Carlos will have to step up in his absence.

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We’re week-to-week, day-to-day with him right now, so that’s kind of just where we’re at with that.

Meawhile, here’s Tennessee’s side:

2017 Tennessee Titans Week 16 Injury Report

Name POS Injury Wed. Status Thu. Status Fri. Status Game Status
Name POS Injury Wed. Status Thu. Status Fri. Status Game Status
Derrick Morgan LB Knee Limited Full Full -
Karl Klug DE Groin DNP DNP Full -
Brandon Weeden QB Not Injury Related DNP Full Full -
Nate Palmer LB Illness - DNP Full -
Logan Ryan CB Ankle DNP DNP DNP Questionable

Over at Music City Miracles, the SB Nation community for fans of the Titans, they had this to say:

Logan Ryan missed his third straight practice today. He is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Rams. If you are a DFS player, have your Rams’ stacks ready to go if Ryan is out.

Karl Klug returned to practice for the Titans today. He missed on Wednesday and Thursday. It sounds like he will be available for Sunday.

The Titans also made a roster move today. They signed CB Demontre Hurst and placed LeShaun Sims on IR. Hurst was with the Titans in camp but got cut on September 2nd.

This really feels like a game where the offense is going to have to carry this team. That won’t be an easy task against a very good Rams defense, but it is hard to see any other way the Titans come out of this one with a win with all of the injuries they have in the secondary. It sure would have been nice to get one of those games on the west coast so this one wouldn’t mean as much...

We’ll see how the seven-man inactives look on Sunday.