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Los Angeles Rams rule out RB Malcolm Brown, LB Bryce Hager on Friday injury report. CB Troy Hill should be “ready to go.”

It’ll be “next man up” for the Rams again in Week 8

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The Los Angeles Rams are set to take on the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday afternoon in Week 8 and will be without key contributors on both sides of the ball. But they’re not the only team ailing.

Here’s a look at the Rams’ Friday injury report:

2019 Los Angeles Rams Week 8 injury report

Name POS Injury Wed. Status Thu. Status Fri. Status Game Status
Name POS Injury Wed. Status Thu. Status Fri. Status Game Status
Andrew Whitworth T Not Injury Related DNP Full Full -
Troy Hill CB Hamstring DNP DNP Limited Questionable
Malcolm Brown RB Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
Bryce Hager LB Shoulder DNP DNP DNP Out
Clay Matthews LB Jaw DNP DNP DNP Out

No Malcolm Brown means more reps for rookie RB Darrell Henderson Jr. this weekend. He looked sharp at times last week, and he’ll have a prime opportunity to shine this Sunday against a Bengals’ defense that currently ranks dead last in yards per rushing attempt.

Some positive news on the defensive side of the ball is that CB Troy Hill should be active. Ram’s Head Coach Sean McVay is giving Hill a “questionable” designation for Sunday, though it sounds as though he’ll be good to go. In the event that changes, it’ll be Darious Williams — not rookie CB David Long Jr. — taking his spot per ESPN’s Lindsey Thiry.

As for the Bengals:

2019 Cincinnati Bengals Week 8 injury report

Name POS Injury Wed. Status Thu. Status Fri. Status Game Status
Name POS Injury Wed. Status Thu. Status Fri. Status Game Status
Andrew Brown DE Ankle Full Full Full -
William Jackson CB Shoulder Full Full Full -
Torry McTyer CB Shoulder Full Full Full -
Tyler Eifert TE Not Injury Related DNP Full Full -
Carlos Dunlap DE Knee Limited Limited Full -
John Miller G Groin Limited Limited Limited Questionable
Andre Smith OT Ankle Limited Limited Limited Questionable
Cordy Glenn OT Concussion Full Limited DNP Out
A.J. Green WR Ankle Limited Limited Limited Out
Darqueze Dennard CB Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
Carl Lawson DE Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
Dre Kirkpatrick CB Knee DNP DNP DNP Out

Here’s what they had to say over at Cincy Jungle, the SB Nation community for Bengals fans:

The Bengals have ruled five players out for Sunday’s London battle against the Rams in Wembley Stadium. One of the players will not even be in attendance.

Cordy Glenn (concussion) did not travel across the pond with the rest of the team yesterday. The decision to keep Glenn home was made by head coach Zac Taylor, who said Glenn “wasn’t feeling great at practice”.

Fresh off of serving a one-game suspension that was handed out by the team, this doesn’t seem to promote the idea that Glenn’s relationship with the team has been amended. Glenn has yet to play this season and if the Bengals do anything before next Tuesday’s trade deadline, it might be finding Glenn a new home.

A.J. Green (ankle) will also not be making his season debut this week, but looks to be on track to play in two weeks after the team’s bye week. That’s at least an optimistic way of looking at it.

Glenn’s backup, Andre Smith, may at least be able to play in this game. Smith has been out since he injured his ankle in Week 5 against the Cardinals, but is listed as questionable for Sunday. The same goes for John Miller, who missed last week after he injured his groin in Week 6 against the Ravens.

On defense, Carl Lawson (hamstring) will be missing his second consecutive game, but Carlos Dunlap’s absence on the injury report indicates that he’ll be playing for the first time since Week 5. A knee injury forced Dunlap to miss two games after playing in last 115.

Along with Dunlap, William Jackson III (shoulder) will be returning after missing last week. His presence will be needed as the secondary will be without Dre Kirkpatrick (knee) and Darqueze Dennard (hamstring). Kirkpatrick has missed the last one-and-half games and will hopefully be back in Week 10. Dennard made his season debut last week but appears to have tweaked something after playing for the first time all year.