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Rams News: Cooper Kupp selected to his first AP All Pro Team

Los Angeles Rams News and Links for 1/16/22

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The Los Angeles Rams lost safety Jordan Fuller for the remainder of the season to injury and now the other safety Taylor Rapp has been officially ruled out for Monday Night after failing to clear concussion protocol. The Rams have added Eric Weddle but reports have it as Terrell Burgess and Nick Scott as the starting safeties with Weddle rotating.

Cooper Kupp represents the Rams offensive players on the AP All Pro team as he was selected for the first time in his career. After his triple crown season leading in receptions (145), yards (1,947), and touchdowns (16), Kupp is well deserving of the designation and should also be considered for MVP or Offensive Player of the Year. Green Bay Packers Davante Adams and San Francisco 49ers Deebo Samuel are the other two receivers on the list.

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On the defensive side of the AP All Pro list are Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey from the Rams. Donald has 84 tackles, 19 tackles for a loss, and 12.5 sacks. This is his seventh All Pro selection. Donald should be considered this season for Defensive Player of the Year. Pittsburgh Steelers Cam Hayward is the other interior defensive lineman on the list. Ramsey has 77 tackles, 16 pass deflections, and four interceptions. This is his third All Pro selection. Dallas Cowboys Trevon Diggs is the other cornerback on the list.

Former Rams Assistant under Sean McVay, now head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals, Zac Taylor has advanced to the next round of the playoffs having beaten the Las Vegas Raiders 26-19 on the opening day of the Wild Card Playoffs.

And now for today’s links:

RAMS NEWS:

Los Angeles Rams safety Taylor Rapp fails to clear concussion protocol, will miss playoff game (ESPN)

Los Angeles Rams’ Cooper Kupp, Green Bay Packers’ Davante Adams among unanimous choices for AP NFL All-Pro Team (ESPN)

Wild Card Preview: Rams playoff journey begins under the lights at SoFi Stadium (Rams.com)

Vikings request to interview Rams OC Kevin O’Connell for head coaching job (RamsWire)

NFL NEWS:

2021 NFL playoffs: What we learned from Bengals’ Wild Card Round victory over Raiders (NFL.com)

Texans interview former Steelers WR Hines Ward for head coaching job (NFL.com)

Pittsburgh Steelers activate wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster ahead of wild-card game at Kansas City (ESPN)

Buffalo Bills make playoff history with 7 touchdown drives in blowout win vs. New England Patriots (ESPN)