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Terrell Lewis “knee situation” will keep rookie out vs Cowboys

The Rams are having to dip into their linebacker depth chart more than they’d like to start the year

Los Angeles Rams Training Camp Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images

The Terrell Lewis NFL experience has been similar to the Terrell Lewis college experience in at least one unfortunate way. The rookie linebacker has missed considerable time at training camp and this weekend LA Rams head coach Sean McVay confirmed that Lewis has been out due to a knee injury. Or more specifically, a “knee situation” that will keep Lewis out for at least one game.

The Rams selected Lewis in the third round out of Alabama after a career in which he played in 25 games (he is sometimes incorrectly attributed to only 14 games, but Lewis played in 11 games as a freshman by the name of Terrell Hall) and missed time due to significant arm and knee injuries. Lewis was placed on the COVID-19 reserve list early in training camp and then returned but has been out of practice for the last week.

McVay says that Lewis will miss at least next Sunday’s season opener against the Dallas Cowboys. So in addition to losing inside linebacker Travin Howard for the year, the Rams are also going to be thinner on the outside to open the season. For the time being that could leave the outside linebacker reps open to Samson Ebukam, Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, Kenny Young and potentially Jachai Polite; or having Polite play inside and Leonard Floyd moving outside.