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Los Angeles Rams DE/OLB Morgan Fox tears ACL

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The injury bug is starting to make it’s rounds

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In not-so-good news from day three of organized team activities (OTAs), Los Angeles Rams DE/DT/OLB Morgan Fox has torn his ACL:

Fox originally joined the Rams after the 2016 NFL Draft as an undrafted free agent working his way onto the roster. Spending most of the 2016 season as a practice squad player, Fox worked his way into a key contributor off the bench last season in 2017.

Fox registered 19 tackles, 2.5 sacks, and a forced fumble in 2017, starting in only one game but contributing in all 16.

It’s a shame for a player who was slated to have a real role (potentially the one Matt Longacre filled last year?) on the defense. Fox will now subsequently miss the entire season.

The Rams deployed Fox as a base-down DE last season (3-4), though he normally would kick inside to DT in sub-packages. Fox looked to be transitioning into a OLB for the upcoming season with as much depth as the Rams had along the defensive line.

Best wishes, Morgan. Get well!