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Rams S Terrell Burgess out for season

LA is low on safeties

NFL: Chicago Bears at Los Angeles Rams Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Rams will be without rookie safety Terrell Burgess for the rest of the season after he suffered a fractured ankle in Monday night’s win over the Chicago Bears. Burgess played in 12 snaps on defense and made two key stops on third down before leaving in the third quarter with the injury.

The Rams already have fellow rookie safety Jordan Fuller on injured reserve with a shoulder injury and his expected return date is unknown. The good news is that Los Angeles has reason to be excited for both young players and as difficult as it will be to lose John Johnson in free agency in 2021, if that happens, it seems that the Rams are in good hands with Fuller and Burgess.

The bad news is that the Rams need safety help. Without Burgess and Fuller, Nick Scott and Juju Hughes are the two backups in the secondary. With Los Angeles also releasing kicker Sam Sloman on Tuesday, they should have plenty of room to add a safety or two after placing Burgess on injured reserve.

The Rams definitely feel comfortable with Johnson and could be fine with Rapp but do they feel they need to add a starting caliber safety at this point in the year? The Minnesota Vikings are reportedly open to trading Harrison Smith and Earl Thomas remains a free agent, but more likely is that they see what they’ve got in house and perhaps add one new safety into the mix.

Also on the market are HaHa Clinton-Dix, Eric Reid, Reshad Jones, Tony Jefferson, Clayton Geathers and Morgan Burnett.