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Rams place Cooper Kupp on COVID-19 list

LA could be even more shorthanded in Week 17

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The Los Angeles Rams have placed receiver Cooper Kupp on the COVID-19 list. The Rams are facing the Arizona Cardinals in Week 17 and a win would finalize their trip to the postseason, but they expect to be without starting quarterback Jared Goff (thumb) and running back Darrell Henderson (ankle). Cam Akers (ankle) is hopeful to return after missing Week 16.

It appears as though LA could be down one more starter on offense. It has not yet been reported if Kupp tested positive or if he came into close contact with somebody who tested positive. He has not yet been ruled out against the Cardinals, more information is needed.

If the Rams lose and the Chicago Bears win, LA will miss the postseason. If they win or the Bears lose, then the Rams will earn a wild card berth. Goff and left tackle Andrew Whitworth could both be ready to play by the playoffs, in addition to either option of a starting running back.

If Kupp is unable to play on Sunday, the team will have to rely on backup quarterback John Wolford finding additional targets for Robert Woods, Josh Reynolds, Van Jefferson, Tyler Higbee, Gerald Everett or other.