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Random Ramsdom: Rookie Tutu Atwell placed on injured reserve / COVID-19 list

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On Monday, the Los Angeles Rams placed rookie receiver Tutu Atwell on the injured reserve/COVID-19 list.

The designation is trigged by a player who tests positive or has been in close contact with an infected person.

Atwell will be following the NFL protocol by isolating and participating in meetings remotely until cleared.

The former University of Louisville standout was selected in the second round to join an already loaded receivers group with veterans Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp, Van Jefferson, and acquired free agent DeSean Jackson. Atwell will be competing for a contributing role in Sean McVay’s offense and also for a potential spot as a punt returner.

And now for today’s links:

RAMS NEWS:

Rams place Tutu Atwell on Reserve/COVID-19 list (Rams.com)

Five players to watch on defense as training camp opens (Rams.com)

Rams are ‘really close to having 100%’ of players vaccinated (Ramswire)

Rookie LB Ernest Jones worked on pass rushing ahead of training camp (Ramswire)

Can Matthew Stafford elevate LA Rams WRs to Top-10 status? (RamblinFan)

NFL NEWS:

Aaron Rodgers, Packers close to agreement on reworked deal to bring him back for 2021 season (NFL.com)

Houston Texans listening to offers for quarterback Deshaun Watson (NFL.com)

Saquon Barkley is ‘getting better every day,’ but Joe Judge, New York Giants content to be patient (ESPN)

Joe Burrow unlikely to play in preseason, Cincinnati Bengals owner Mike Brown says (ESPN)