Amidst the two major injuries they’ve suffered at the wide receiver position to WR/KR/PR Pharoh Cooper and WR Mike Thomas, the Los Angeles Rams have re-signed WR JoJo Natson:
The #Rams, who have had a few injuries at the WR position, are signing back WR Jojo Natson, who was with them in camp.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 12, 2018
Natson spent the offseason with the Rams participating in training camp and preseason. Natson is a 5’7” and 153 lbs specialist, which bodes well for the Rams. Natson only registered five receptions for 30 yards in the preseason, though his major impact came on special teams returning both kicks and punts. He was a spark on the return teams as his speed and elusiveness allow him to gain yards quickly.
The re-signing of Natson makes a ton of sense at this point because it sounds like the Rams will be without Cooper and Thomas for an extended period of time. Obviously those guys are more than just receivers, they’re special teamers and the top two kick returners on the roster.
Natson’s transition should be seamless. Expect him to start returning kicks and punts right away.
UPDATE: Pharoh Cooper will be placed on injured reserve (with the possibility of returning after eight weeks):
Rams put Pro Bowl returner Pharoh Cooper on injured reserve, re-sign JoJo Natson.— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) September 12, 2018