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Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks: Intermediate injury report keys in on LG Rodger Saffold, TE Tyler Higbee

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The Rams head into their final practice session tomorrow with eyes on two players’ readiness.

Los Angeles Rams LG Rodger Saffold during the Rams’ Week 13 32-16 win over the Arizona Cardinals, Dec. 3, 2017.
Los Angeles Rams LG Rodger Saffold during the Rams’ Week 13 32-16 win over the Arizona Cardinals, Dec. 3, 2017.
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The Los Angeles Rams are hitting the road in Week 5 against the Seattle Seahawks to kickstart a three-game away string.

And as of tonight, they’re heading into the game with two players of note on the injury report: LG Rodger Saffold and TE Tyler Higbee.

2018 LA Rams Week 5 injury report

Name POS Injury Wed. Status Thu. Status
Name POS Injury Wed. Status Thu. Status
JoJo Natson KR/PR Hand Limited Full
Todd Gurley RB Not Injury Related DNP Full
Ndamukong Suh DT Not Injury Related DNP Full
Andrew Whitworth OT Not Injury Related DNP Full
Mark Barron LB Ankle Limited Limited
John Sullivan C Not Injury Related - DNP
Tyler Higbee TE Knee DNP DNP
Rodger Saffold G Knee DNP DNP
Greg Zuerlein K Right Groin DNP DNP

Rams Head Coach Sean McVay didn’t sound worried when he was asked today if Saffold or Higbee were on track to miss out on Sunday:

No, I don’t think so. Really, with (G Rodger) Saffold (III), it’s just being smart with his knee and kind of a maintenance type deal. Then, (TE) Tyler (Higbee) got his knee a little bit in the game, but he returned. We expect those guys to be ready to go. As we kind of get closer to the week, they’ll be able to get some more work in, maybe even tomorrow. But, we don’t expect to not have those guys.

And it’s the best report through two practices for ILB Mark Barron:

Yeah, he did good. Really, we only had a handful of, not necessarily even live reps, but full-speed reps, where you’re going faster than a walk-thru tempo. Today will really serve as a great measuring stick more than anything because this is our most physical tolling practice that we’ll have. We’ll put the pads on today. How he responds and how he feels tomorrow will be a big indicator on whether we feel like he’s going to be ready to go or not.

And we knew as of yesterday that K Greg Zuerlein was going to be held out regardless of his progress this week. So it really just comes down to Saffold and Higbee.

As for Seattle:

2018 Seattle Seahawks Week 5 injury report

Name POS Injury Wed. Status Thu. Status
Name POS Injury Wed. Status Thu. Status
Dion Jordan DE Hip Full Full
Russell Wilson QB Hamstring Full Full
D.J. Fluker G Knee Limited Limited
Ethan Pocic G Ankle Limited Limited
Chris Carson RB Hip DNP Limited
Doug Baldwin WR Knee - Limited
Bradley McDougald S Knee - Limited
Shamar Stephen DT Foot - Limited
Frank Clark DE Illness DNP DNP
Rasheem Green DE Ankle DNP DNP
K.J. Wright LB Knee DNP DNP

We’ll have to see how the three new additions in WR Doug Baldwin, S Bradley McDougald and DT Shamar Stephen fare tomorrow along with the rest of their report.