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Random Ramsdom: Johnny Hekker named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week

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After a phenomenal performance on Monday Night Football against the Bears where he placed all five of his punts on the night at or inside the Chicago 10-yard line. That’s absolutely incredible. As a former collegiate punter, myself, I’ve never seen something so close to a special teams player taking over a game like he did on Monday night.

This was Hekker’s fourth time he has won the conference’s special teams player of the week honor. His most-recent win was Week 17 of last year. Hekker joins Micah Kiser (Week 2) and Aaron Donald (Week 5) as other Rams players who have won the weekly honor in 2020.

Now for today’s links.

Rams News:

Johnny Hekker named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week (TheRams.com)

Terrell Burgess will be out for the remainder of the 2020 season after suffering an ankle injury (TheRams.com)

Bret Stuter wonders if the Rams could use any of the Cowboy’s castaways (Ramblin’ Fan)

The Rams plan to activate DT A’Shawn Robinson this week against the Dolphins (The Rams Wire)

NFL News:

The Ravens signed WR Dez Bryant to their practice squad (Bleacher Report)

Jeremy Fowler ranks the NFL’s best cornerback duos (ESPN+)

Washington might bring in free agent safety Eric Reid to replace Landon Collins (CBS Sports)

The Bengals told Carlos Dunlap to stay home from work as they try to trade him before the deadline (NFL.com)

The Cowboys are moving on from Dontari Poe and Daryl Worley (Pro Football Talk)

Matt Rhule is hopeful that RB Christian McCaffrey can return as soon as Thursday (Pro Football Talk)