The Los Angeles Rams will be coming off of their bye week in Week 11 as they prepare to play the Seattle Seahawks and according to head coach Sean McVay, this is also the healthiest that the team has been all season. Other than Cobie Dirant being questionable with a shoulder injury report, everyone else should be good to go, including Matthew Stafford, Rob Havenstein, and Ernest Jones.
McVay said this is the healthiest the Rams have been since the beginning of the season. https://t.co/oRre2h5OCk— Stu Jackson (@StuJRams) November 17, 2023
Heading into the bye week, the Rams had been dealing with a couple of key injuries. The week off could not have come at a better time. In Week 9, the Rams were without quarterback Matthew Stafford and Rob Havenstein had missed back-to-back games. With Havenstein set to return, it would give the Rams their best performing offensive line group back on the field together. Linebackerer Ernest Jones will return to the lineup as well after missing the Week 9 contest against the Packers.
Tight end Hunter Long also has a chance to make his debut on Sunday. The Rams activated Long from the practice window earlier this week onto the 5-man roster. According to Jackson, McVay wasn’t sure if Long would be part of the 48-man game day roster and said, “they’re still working through what that looks like.”
McVay might be right when he says that this is the healthiest that the Rams have been all season. The team was without Cooper Kupp to start the year as the wide receiver dealt with a hamstring injury and began the 2023 campaign on injured reserve. Since then, the Rams have been dealing with injuries to the offensive line as well as in a few different spots on defense.
Los Angeles is 3-6, but aren’t out of the playoff race just yet. They seem to be getting healthier and depending on how Sunday goes, the Rams could make a push towards the final playoff spot in the NFC.