On Wednesday, the Rams announced that they have activated linebacker Micah Kiser off the injured/reserve list, making him eligible to play this week against the Cardinals. Kiser has been on IR since Week 11, missing the past five games for the Rams. In nine starts in 2020, Kiser has recordered 77 total tackles, three pass deflections, and a forced fumble.
Secondly, left tackle Andrew Whitworth has reportedly returned to practice this week although he has yet to be officially activated. He sustained what looked to be a severe leg injury in Week 10, but the veteran has worked his tail off to be able to return this season. Sean McVay has targeted the wild card round — should the team make it in the post season — as his potential return to play.
Now for today’s links.
Micah Kiser was activated off IR (The Rams Wire)
Notable Rams-Cardinals games through the years (TheRams.com)
Listen to the latest comments from the podium (TheRams.com)
Matt Bowen discusses the strategies of the NFL teams who must win this week to get into the postseason (ESPN+)
Biggest injury questions for each team heading into Week 17 (ESPN)
Dalvin Cook to miss regular season following the sudden passing of his father (ESPN)
Gil Brandt goes over which 2018 first-rounders should have their fifth-year options picked up (NFL.com)
John Breech predicts the 14 teams who will make the NFL postseason (CBS Sports)
Philip Rivers will start his 240th-straight game in Week 17 (Pro Football Talk)