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Los Angeles Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers: Final injury report offers obvious options for inactives for Sunday

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The Rams’ final injury report is six players long. Should any of them suit up on Sunday?

Los Angeles Rams WR Cooper Kupp celebrates scoring a TD with QB Jared Goff in the preseason
Los Angeles Rams WR Cooper Kupp celebrates scoring a TD with QB Jared Goff in the preseason
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The Los Angeles Rams will close out the 2017 regular season against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 17. And while we already know that Head Coach Sean McVay has committed to resting some key starters on Sunday, the final injury report for the game sets up a relatively easy basis on which to form the seven-man inactive roster on Sunday.

The Rams have six players on their side of the report:

2017 LA Rams Week 17 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 -
John Sullivan C Not Injury Related DNP DNP Limited -
Andrew Whitworth T Not Injury Related DNP DNP Limited -
Rodger Saffold G Oblique DNP DNP Limited -
Cooper Kupp WR Knee DNP DNP Limited Questionable
Mark Barron LB Achilles DNP DNP DNP Doubtful

And that makes six players that would I’d feel comfortable guessing will be on the inactives on Sunday. We already know QB Jared Goff has to be active as the only other QB on the roster. With QB Sean Mannion starting, Goff has to suit up in case of an injury-forced emergency.

So that only leaves RB Todd Gurley and DL Aaron Donald as the players McBae has confirmed will sit along with those guys on the injury report.

As for San Fran, their side is a bit longer, though without serious concern:

2017 San Francisco 49ers Week 17 Injury Report

Name POS Injury Wed. Status Thu. Status Fri. Status Game Status
Name POS Injury Wed. Status Thu. Status Fri. Status Game Status
George Kittle TE Ankle Full Full Full -
Greg Mabin CB Calf Full Full Full -
Eric Reid S Knee Full Full Full -
Elvis Dumervil DE Not Injury Related DNP Full Full -
Joe Staley T Not Injury Related DNP Full Full -
Reuben Foster LB Neck Limited Full Full -
DeForest Buckner DT Not Injury Related - DNP Full -
Earl Mitchell DT Not Injury Related - DNP Full -
Garrett Celek TE Knee/Ribs Limited Limited Limited -
Adrian Colbert S Shoulder Limited Limited Limited -
Marquise Goodwin WR Back Limited Limited Limited -
Trent Taylor WR Shoulder Limited Limited Limited -

Pretty wild that not a single one of the players listed will be Questionable or worse on their game status.

The Rams are setting up for the playoffs. The 49ers are setting up for 2018.

Luckily, neither has much from the injury report to really worry about in and of this week alone.