The LA Rams appear to be down another starter.
In addition to placing Cooper Kupp on the COVID-19 reserve list this week, the Rams also added defensive end Michael Brockers to it on Thursday. This could mean more time for Morgan Fox, Greg Gaines or A’Shawn Robinson, but it seems as though Brockers could miss his first game since 2016.
Brockers has 51 tackles and five sacks this season.
The Rams are facing the Arizona Cardinals and a win guarantees them a trip to the postseason. They will be without starting quarterback Jared Goff, sometimes-starting running back Darrell Henderson, optimal-starting left tackle Andrew Whitworth, Kupp and also potentially Cam Akers. The defense had at least appeared to be spared but then Brockers was added to the reserve list on Thursday.
If Brockers was a “medium-risk close contact” then there is no definite timetable to his return. If he was a “high-risk close contact” then he would be out at least five days, which would keep him from playing. Teams cannot disclose why a player was placed on the reserve list.