Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense7th93.7 (26th)281.2 (4th)
Defense13th113.1 (19th)226.6 (12th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
23Akers, Cam RB5-102176/22/1999RFlorida State
55Allen, Brian C6-230310/11/19953Michigan State
72Anchrum, Tremayne G6-23146/24/1998RClemson
66Blythe, Austin C6-32986/16/19925Iowa
90Brockers, Michael DE6-530512/21/19909LSU
34Brown, Malcolm RB5-112225/15/19935Texas
30Calais, Raymond RB5-91884/2/1998RLouisiana
63Corbett, Austin G6-43069/5/19953Nevada
99Donald, Aaron DE6-12805/23/19917Pittsburgh
50Ebukam, Samson OLB6-32455/9/19954Eastern Washington
73Edwards, David G6-63083/20/19972Wisconsin
71Evans, Bobby T6-43123/24/19972Oklahoma
81Everett, Gerald TE6-32406/25/19944South Alabama
54Floyd, Leonard OLB6-52409/8/19925Georgia
 Forbath, Kai K5-111979/2/19877UCLA
97Fox, Morgan DE6-32759/12/19944Colorado State-Pueblo
91Gaines, Greg DT6-13125/6/19962Washington
16Goff, Jared QB6-422210/14/19945California
79Havenstein, Rob T6-83305/13/19926Wisconsin
6Hekker, Johnny P6-52412/8/19909Oregon State
27Henderson, Darrell RB5-82088/19/19972Memphis
89Higbee, Tyler TE6-62551/1/19935Western Kentucky
22Hill, Troy CB5-111838/29/19915Oregon
58Hollins, Justin LB6-52481/15/19962Oregon
88Hopkins, Brycen TE6-42453/27/1997RPurdue
46Hughes, JuJu SAF5-111887/19/1998RFresno State
83Jackson, Trishton WR6-11913/9/1998RSyracuse
12Jefferson, Van WR6-12007/26/1996RFlorida
43Johnson, John FS6-020912/19/19954Boston College
35Jones, Xavier RB5-112088/24/1997RSMU
69Joseph-Day, Sebastian NT6-43103/21/19953Rutgers
59Kiser, Micah MLB6-02441/25/19953Virginia
10Kupp, Cooper WR6-22086/15/19934Eastern Washington
52Lewis, Terrell LB6-52628/25/1998RAlabama
25Long, David DB5-111962/6/19982Michigan
44McQuaide, Jake LS6-223512/7/198710Ohio State
82Mundt, Johnny TE6-423311/23/19943Oregon
70Noteboom, Joe G6-53216/19/19953TCU
57Patrick, Natrez ILB6-32427/9/19972Georgia
95Polite, Jachai LB6-32583/30/19981Florida
20Ramsey, Jalen CB6-120810/24/19945Florida State
24Rapp, Taylor SAF6-020812/22/19972Washington
51Reeder, Troy LB6-32459/13/19942Delaware
11Reynolds, Josh WR6-31962/16/19954Texas A&M
94Robinson, A'Shawn DT6-43303/21/19955Alabama
33Scott, Nick SAF5-112005/17/19952Penn State
65Shelton, Coleman C6-42997/28/19952Washington
14Webster, Nsimba WR5-101801/27/19962Eastern Washington
77Whitworth, Andrew T6-733012/12/198115LSU
31Williams, Darious DB5-91873/15/19933UAB
9Wolford, John QB6-120010/16/19951Wake Forest
17Woods, Robert WR6-01954/10/19928USC
41Young, Kenny OLB6-123411/15/19943UCLA
Injured Players
26Burgess, Terrell (IR) SAF5-112028/18/1997RUtah
32Fuller, Jordan (IR) SS6-22033/4/1998ROhio State
48Howard, Travin (IR) LB6-12195/10/19962TCU
53Lawler, Justin (IR) LB6-426512/23/19943SMU
45Okoronkwo, Obo (IR) LB6-22534/24/19953Oklahoma
Practice Squad
 Banks, Eric DE6-52741/30/1998RTexas-San Antonio
49Bituli, Daniel LB6-325212/27/1997RTennessee
86Blanton, Kendall TE6-626211/10/19951Missouri
68Cabral, Cohl C6-53042/11/1998RArizona State
93Copeland, Marquise DT6-22875/9/19971Cincinnati
21Deayon, Donte' CB5-91591/28/19944Boise State
64Demby, Jamil G6-53216/20/19962Maine
 Kolone, Jeremiah G6-331610/23/19941San Jose State
15Koski, J.J. WR6-119512/27/1996RCal Poly-Pomona
 MacGinnis, Austin K5-101755/4/19951Kentucky
37McGhee, Tyrique DB5-101878/11/1998RGeorgia
 Moncrief, Derrick LB6-22206/25/19931Oklahoma State
5Perkins, Bryce QB6-321512/20/1996RVirginia
 Reed, J.R. SAF6-11943/11/1996RGeorgia
56Rozeboom, Christian LB6-22301/30/1997RSouth Dakota
62Williams, Jonah DE6-52758/17/1995RWeber State
 
 
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Position Listing
Bryce Perkins
News
Perkins cleared waivers Sunday and signed with the Rams' practice squad, Jamie Han of the team's official site reports.

Perkins lost the battle to be Jared Goff's backup, as head coach Sean McVay awarded the job to John Wolford. However, in an unconventional season, Perkins will remain on the practice squad and could be promoted if Goff or Wolford is unavailable.

David Long
News
The Rams selected Long in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 79th overall.

The Los Angeles native gets to head home after playing his college ball at Michigan. A two-year starter, Long earned first-team All-Big Ten honors as a junior after locking down his side of the field all year. Long's ability to stick to his man in coverage led to him having just nine passes defensed and 17 tackles, as opposing quarterbacks opted to stay away from him. He possesses 4.45 speed with a 39 1/2-inch vertical and will be a nice addition to a Los Angeles secondary that needs a succession plan at corner beyond Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib.

Tremayne Anchrum
No Updates
Coleman Shelton
No Updates
Cooper Kupp
News
Kupp caught all six of his targets for 43 yards in Monday night's 24-10 win over the Bears. He also rushed once for 16 yards.

Kupp helped the Rams move the sticks while catching everything thrown his way. Although he also got involved with a rush Monday, Kupp has now totaled just 54 receiving yards in his last two games. Considering he averaged over 80 yards while scoring twice in his four games prior, Kupp's most recent form has been somewhat underwhelming, but with no miscues Monday he's at least moving in the right direction ahead of Week 8's matchup with the Dolphins.

John Wolford
News
Wolford is the current favorite for the Rams' No. 2 quarterback job, Jourdan Rodrigue and Rich Hammond of The Athletic report.

The 24-year-old joined the Rams last April after the now-defunct AAF ceased operations, but he never made it to the active roster and signed a reserve/future contract with Los Angeles after the season. Jared Goff remains the starter, but the only other quarterbacks currently on the roster are undrafted rookies Josh Love and Bryce Perkins after previous backup Blake Bortles hit free agency. Wolford has yet to make his NFL debut, but he should enter training camp as the team's No. 2 quarterback, barring the Rams reuniting with Bortles or adding another veteran signal-caller.

Brian Allen
News
Allen has fully recovered after testing positive for COVID-19 in April, Bob Glauber of Newsday reports.

Allen was the first NFL player to publicly test positive for coronavirus. However, he's now officially past the illness. The 24-year-old is expected to provide depth on the Rams' offensive line this season.

Jared Goff
News
Goff completed 23 of 33 passes for 219 yards and two touchdowns in Monday night's 24-10 win over the Bears.

Goff bounced back from a rough Week 6 outing, throwing two touchdowns for the third straight game in the process. His first came off a cleverly schemed play to Josh Reynolds for four yards in the first quarter, then Goff connected with tight end Gerald Everett from 12 yards to take a commanding lead in the third. With his team back in the win column and his season total up to 12 touchdown passes versus just four interceptions, Goff will now look forward to Sunday's game in Miami.

Jake McQuaide
No Updates
Johnny Hekker
News
Hekker signed a $4.25 million contract extension with the Rams on Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. He's now tied to the team for five years at $18.75 million.

Hekker had an solid 2018 season, averaging 46.3 yards per punt and dropping 21 of 68 punts inside the 20.

Darrell Henderson
News
Henderson rushed 15 times for 64 yards and caught both of his targets for 13 yards in Monday night's 24-10 win over the Bears.

Henderson did most of his damage on a third-quarter touchdown series in which he totaled 32 yards on three touches. That came after teammate Malcolm Brown put Los Angeles in the end zone with a one-yard touchdown rush to cap the drive prior. Brown gained 57 yards on his 10 carries, so Henderson still paced his team on the ground overall. With at least 14 carries in four of his last five games, including each of his last three, Henderson will now turn his attention toward Week 8's matchup against the Dolphins.

Injury
Thigh - Questionable for Week 10 vs. Seattle
Natrez Patrick
News
Patrick was elevated to the 53-man roster from the practice squad by the Rams on Thursday.

The 23-year-old suited up in last Sunday's win over Philadelphia, only seeing seven special-teams snaps in the process. Now back with the Rams, expect Patrick to assume a depth role with no real IDP value.

Terrell Lewis
News
Lewis (knee) has been activated by the Rams ahead of Sunday's matchup with Washington.

Lewis returned to practice from the reserve/non-football injury list prior to Week 4. The team did not activate him right away, as he needed some practice time to get game-ready. Now that he has been cleared to play, the rookie third-rounder will look to earn some reps providing depth at outside linebacker.

Tyler Higbee
News
Higbee (hand) is listed as limited on Wednesday's practice estimate, Cameron DaSilva of USA Today reports.

During Week 7 prep, Higbee didn't practice before putting in a limited showing Saturday, but that brief showing wasn't enough for him to get clearance to play against the Bears. According to coach Sean McVay, Higbee again was limited at Wednesday's walk-through, but the tight end remains day-to-day due to "a pretty gnarly hand contusion," per Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic. The bruise is "painful and affecting the mobility" of Higbee's hand, so his status should continue to be monitored as the weekend draws closer. Meanwhile, fellow TE Gerald Everett sat out Wednesday with an illness.

Leonard Floyd
News
Floyd recorded six tackles (four solo), two sacks and three quarterback hits during Monday's 24-10 win over Chicago.

Floyd spent four years with the Bears after being selected in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft, so the first-year Ram clearly capitalized on some additional motivation to post his best fantasy showing of the season Monday. It's been an inconsistent start to the campaign for Floyd, but he's playing nearly every defensive snap and this outing could be a springboard for the coming weeks -- especially with the Los Angeles defense appearing to be trending in the right direction.

Eric Banks
No Updates
Nsimba Webster
News
Webster is expected to work into the punt returner rotation heading into Week 6, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

Webster failed to play a single snap Week 5, but he did have 20 and 19 kick return yards Week 1 and 2, respectively. He figures to see more chances on special teams this Sunday against San Francisco.

Greg Gaines
News
The Rams selected Gaines in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 134th overall.

The Washington product is a country-strong defensive tackle prospect that can play over the center or in the one-technique. Gaines (6-foot-1, 312 pounds) managed to rack up 55 tackles as a senior thanks in part to his high motor and excellent play strength. He'll be a run stuffer for the Rams but it's unlikely that Gaines will be more than a rotational piece for them early in his career.

Jordan Fuller
News
The Rams placed Fuller (neck) on injured reserve Tuesday, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports. "He had a little stinger," coach Sean McVay said Tuesday.

Fuller missed Week 4 but was able to play in this past Sunday's win over Washington, and his current injury may be related. Regardless, the Rams are shutting him down for at least three weeks as he recovers from a stinger. Fuller and Taylor Rapp were battling for the starting strong safety role, and Rapp will be the unequivocal starter until Fuller can return.

Injury
Neck - Injured Reserve. Expected Return - Week 10
Travin Howard
News
The Rams placed Howard (knee) on injured reserve Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Howard will undergo surgery to repair a torn meniscus and miss the 2020 season, so this move was inevitable. It leaves the Rams shorthanded at inside linebacker, though, as Micah Kiser, Kenny Young and Troy Reeder combined for 401 defensive snaps last year and are the only remaining players at the position.

Injury
Knee - Meniscus - Injured Reserve
Aaron Donald
News
Donald recorded four solo tackles, four sacks and forced a fumble during Sunday's 30-10 win over Washington. He was also credited with three tackles for a loss and three quarterback hits.

The All-Pro is now up to 17 tackles (10 solo) and 7.5 sacks for the campaign after overpowering Washington's offensive line Sunday. Expect a couple modest showings from Donald over the course of the season because opposing teams game plan against him every week, but he remains one of the elite options at his position. Sunday's dominant showing served as another reminder of his fantasy upside.

Trishton Jackson
News
Jackson (coach's decision) will not suit up for Sunday's matchup against the Bills, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

The undrafted rookie from Syracuse showed enough upside in training camp to merit a spot on the Rams' 53-man roster, though he has yet to appear in any of the team's first three games. Ahead of him on the depth chart, Van Jefferson and Nsimba Webster slot into backup roles at wide receiver.

J.J. Koski
News
The Rams waived Koski on Friday, Stu Jackson of the team's official site reports.

Koski had an uphill battle to secure a roster spot as an undrafted free agent. The Rams may look to develop him on the practice squad if he clears waivers, as he posted a solid 42-868-8 line in his senior season at Cal Poly.

Jalen Ramsey
News
Ramseyey" data-type="SPORTS_OBJECT_PLAYER" data-league-abbreviation="NFL" data-team-abbreviation="LAR">Ramsey recorded four solo tackles, an interception and broke up a pass during Monday's 24-10 win over the Bears.

Ramsey is much more valuable to the Rams than he is to fantasy managers, as he's collected just 21 tackles (19 solo) through seven games this season. However, first-year defensive coordinator Brandon Staley has been creative with the Pro Bowler. Ramsey is lining up all over the field, and more tackle and big-play opportunities could present themselves as a result. Still, opposing offenses have tended to target other matchups and avoid throwing Ramsey's way this year and will probably continue to do so.

Injury
Illness - Questionable for Week 10 vs. Seattle
A'Shawn Robinson
News
Coach Sean McVay said Robinson (undisclosed) will be activated from the non-football injury list this week, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

McVay previously said the 25-year-old had a chance during Monday's win over the Bears, so it's not a major surprise he's set to be activated. Robinson has been on the NFI list all season due to a cardiovascular condition, but he was designated to return last week and resumed practicing.

Johnny Mundt
News
Mundt caught all three of his targets for 47 yards during Monday's 24-10 win over the Bears. He played 46 of 72 offensive snaps.

With Tyler Higbee (hand) out of the lineup, Mundt took advantage of an extended role, and his 34-yard reception in the second quarter was the longest offensive play of the game for the Rams. However, fellow tight end Gerald Everett was targeted a season-high five times, scored a touchdown and will probably remain more involved in the passing game. If Higbee returns in Week 8 against the Dolphins, Mundt will likely revert back to a depth role and receive limited playing time.

Austin Corbett
News
Corbett was traded from the Browns to the Rams for an undisclosed 2021 draft pick Tuesday.

Corbett was drafted during the second round in 2018 by Cleveland but the team is apparently happy to move on for the unspecified return. He'll provide some interior depth on the offensive line after Joe Noteboom (knee) was lost for the season.

Micah Kiser
News
Kiser had eight tackles (three solo) during Monday's 24-10 win over the Bears.

The 25-year-old led Los Angeles in tackles Monday, as eight different players recorded at least five tackles. Kiser has 53 tackles (31 solo), three passes defensed and one forced fumble through six games in 2020.

Austin MacGinnis
News
The Rams signed Austin MacGinnis to the practice squad Tuesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

MacGinnis hasn't played a game since entering the league as an undrafted free agent in 2018. He'll add depth for the Rams at kicker after the team cut rookie Samuel Sloman on Monday.

Jonah Williams
No Updates
Donte' Deayon
News
Deayon was placed on the Rams' practice squad injured list Wednesday.

The 26-year-old was let go by the Rams in early September but remained with the organization on the practice squad. It's unclear how long Deayon is expected to be sidelined by the unspecified injury.

Injury
Undisclosed - Questionable for Week 10 vs. Seattle
Troy Reeder
News
Reeder recorded 10 tackles (seven solo) and three sacks during Sunday's 30-10 win over Washington. He was also credited with two tackles for a loss and three quarterback hits.

With Mitch Kaiser (groin) sidelined Sunday, Reeder returned to a starting role for the first time this season, playing 48 of 54 defensive snaps and capitalizing on his opportunity. Reeder was a serviceable fantasy contributor when given an opportunity last season, and he should see more playing time while Kaiser is injured.

Van Jefferson
News
Jefferson caught his only target for 14 yards during Monday's 24-10 win over the Bears. He played just three of 72 offensive snaps.

All the hype Jefferson has garnered since being selected in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft was on display on his 14-yard reception Monday. The rookie ran an excellent route along the sideline, kept both feet in bounds while securing the difficult catch to move the chains. The reception also helped set up Los Angeles' first touchdown of the game. Still, Jefferson is buried on the depth chart and not receiving enough playing time to move the fantasy needle in the majority of seasonal leagues. Additionally, fellow wideout Josh Reynolds has a touchdown in consecutive games to continue affirming his status as the team's No. 3 wide receiver behind Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp.

Cam Akers
News
Akers only played three offensive snaps and his lone carry was negated by a penalty during Monday's 24-10 win over Chicago.

The rookie has now watched in consecutive games while fellow running backs Darrell Henderson and Malcolm Brown have handled the load for the Rams. Henderson rushed 15 times for 64 yards Monday, and Brown turned 10 carries into 57 yards and a score. Head coach Sean McVay discussed incorporating Akers into the offense more after the rookie piled up 63 yards on just nine carries in Week 5, but it hasn't come to fruition. It might not, either. Henderson and Brown are morphing into a difficult one-two punch to contain, and Los Angeles looks like an NFC contender.

Gerald Everett
News
Everett missed Wednesday's walk-through due to an illness, Cameron DaSilva of USA Today reports.

It's always worrisome to see "illness" listed next to a player's name, but there's no indication Everett's is related to COVID-19. Still, the TE situation will need to be watched closely in L.A. this week with Tyler Higbee (LP on Wednesday) still banged up due to a painful hand contusion. With Higbee sidelined Monday against the Bears, Everett logged a season-best 76 percent of the offensive snaps en route to four catches (on five targets) for 28 yards and one touchdown.

Cohl Cabral
No Updates
Samson Ebukam
News
Ebukam (knee) wasn't on the team's injury report for Wednesday's practice, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.

The third-year pro was expected to be worked in slowly this offeseason as he recovered from offseason knee surgery. Now fully healthy, Ebukam should have a role in the defense for 2019, after starting 14 of 16 games at outside linebacker for the Rams last season. Ebukam is listed as a second-string linebacker on the depth chart, but should see time on both defense and special teams for Week 1.

David Edwards
No Updates
Troy Hill
News
HIll recorded seven tackles (four solo) and a pass break up during Monday's 24-10 win over the Bears.

The veteran is now up to 41 tackles (30 solo) through seven games, and the total includes a one-tackle showing in Week 5 against Washington. It's worth noting that Hill was nursing an ankle injury and listed as questionable for that outing. Additionally, he also played every snap Monday and continues to rarely come off the field. Hill's fantasy floor is high.

John Johnson
News
Johnson finished with 13 tackles (five solo) in Sunday's matchup against the 49ers.

Johnson's previous best for tackles in a game this season was 10, but he set a new mark in Week 6. He's secured 46 tackles and has picked off a pass through six contests in 2020.

Austin Blythe
News
Blythe agreed Wednesday with the Rams on a new contract, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.

Blythe started 16 games in 2018 and 15 in 2019, primarily playing right guard but eventually shifting to center. He should retain a starting job in 2020, as the Rams don't have much cap space to secure the upgrades they need for their offensive line.

Derrick Moncrief
News
The Raiders waived Moncrief on Sunday, Tashan Reed of The Athletic reports.

Moncrief joined the Raiders via a reserve/future deal in January, but the team's acquisition of additional linebackers in free agency and the 2020 NFL Draft made his spot on the roster expendable. The Oklahoma State product will look for a depth role elsewhere in the league.

Christian Rozeboom
No Updates
Jeremiah Kolone
No Updates
Xavier Jones
News
Jones was included on the Rams' 53-man roster, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

The undrafted free agent out of SMU impressed during training camp and took advantage of the extra opportunities he received with Darrell Henderson (hamstring) sidelined with an injury. Still, Henderson is trending toward being ready for Week 1, and the Rams also have reliable veteran Malcolm Brown and rookie second-round pick Cam Akers ahead of Jones on the depth chart. As a result, Jones probably has a steep climb to fantasy relevance in the early stages of the season.

Morgan Fox
News
Fox recorded four solo tackles, a sack and forced a fumble during Sunday's 17-9 win over the Giants.

This is the second consecutive game Fox has collected a sack, and it was also by far his best fantasy showing of the campaign. However, he only played 27 of 68 defensive snaps and has only topped that mark once this season (29 in Week 2). His limited playing time hinders his upside, but it's clear that keeping Fox on a pitch count has enabled him to make an impact when he's on the field.

Andrew Whitworth
News
Whitworth relayed Friday that he tested positive for COVID-19 this summer, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports.

The Pro Bowl offensive lineman noted that members of his family also tested positive for the virus. The 38-year-old, who is bouncing back from a January procedure to address an ankle injury that he played through last season, is in line to start at left tackle for the Rams in 2020.

Kenny Young
News
Young (knee) won't carry an injury tag into Sunday's game versus Washington, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports.

Young started the practice week sidelined but made progress every day, eventually working as a full participant Friday. The 25-year-old inside linebacker will start Sunday's matchup and look to add to the 14 tackles he's registered through four games.

Marquise Copeland
No Updates
Nick Scott
No Updates
Josh Reynolds
News
Reynolds caught four of eight targets for 52 yards and a touchdown in Monday night's 24-10 win over the Bears.

Reynolds led the Rams in targets and receiving yards while finding the end zone for the second straight game. Compared to his 40-yarder in Week 6, however, Reynolds' score Monday came from just four yards out. Nonetheless, with at least 45 receiving yards in four of his last five outings, Reynolds is building decent steam ahead of this Sunday's game against the Dolphins, with his recent touchdowns adding extra interest.

Kai Forbath
News
Forbath is poised to serve as the Rams' kicker in Sunday's game against the Dolphins after Los Angeles released Sam Sloman on Tuesday, Eric D. Williams of SI.com reports.

Forbath joined the Rams a week ago, but he wasn't available to kick in Monday's 24-10 win over the Bears while waiting to clear COVID-19 protocols. Sloman remained in place as Los Angeles' kicker Week 7 and continued to struggle, as his blocked field goal from 48 yards out marked his sixth missed kick of the season. Given that Forbath is now with his fourth team in less than two years, he likely won't have much job security, but he'll at least have some stability in the short term while the Rams roster no other kickers.

Terrell Burgess
News
Burgess (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Cameron DaSilva of USA Today reports.

The team announced Tuesday that the 23-year-old required season-ending ankle surgery, so it was only a matter of time before he move to IR. Burgess finishes his rookie campaign with eight tackles and one pass defensed in seven games.

Injury
Ankle - Injured Reserve
Michael Brockers
News
Brockers recorded a season-high seven tackles (three solo) during Monday's 24-10 win over the Bears.

The veteran had one of his better games of the season Monday and showcased his fantasy upside. However, Brockers hasn't been a consistent contributor this year with 13 of his 24 tackles coming in just two games.

Rob Havenstein
News
Havenstein (coach's decision) is inactive for Saturday's game against the 49ers.

Havenstein missed the last five games with a knee injury but returned to practice as a full participant this week, so it appears he's a healthy scratch Saturday. Bobby Evans should continue to work at right tackle for the Rams.

Jamil Demby
News
Demby signed a contract with the Rams on Wednesday.

Demby was drafted in the sixth round by the Rams in April's draft, but was waived in mid-September, claimed by the Lions and subsequently ended up on their practice squad. The 22-year-old is still looking to make his NFL debut and should serve in a depth role for the Rams.

Brycen Hopkins
News
Hopkins is a healthy scratch for Sunday's game against Philadelphia, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.

The 2020 fourth-round pick failed to suit up in last week's primetime win over Dallas, and he'll have to wait another week to make his NFL debut. With Hopkins sidelined, Johnny Mundt will handle the depth tight end snaps for Week 2.

JuJu Hughes
News
Hughes signed a contract with the Rams on Tuesday.

The 22-year-old served as an extra player from the practice squad and had one tackle Week 4, and he'll now join the roster in a longer-term capacity. Hughes went undrafted out of Fresno State in the spring and had seven interceptions over four collegiate seasons.

Malcolm Brown
News
Brown rushed 10 times for 57 yards and a touchdown in Monday night's 24-10 win over the Bears.

Brown provided the hammer in Los Angeles' running game, making some strong runs and being rewarded with a one-yard touchdown midway through the third quarter. That marked Brown's first score since Week 1, and Monday also featured his most rushing yards in a game since then. Although teammate Darrell Henderson still topped Brown with 15 carries for 64 yards and caught two balls compared to his one unsuccessful target, Brown can nonetheless be rather pleased by his performance, which came after a season-low two carries in Week 6. Such improvement should have Brown encouraged ahead of Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

Justin Lawler
News
Lawler (foot) reverted to injured reserve Sunday after going unclaimed on waivers, per the league's official transactions report.

Lawler appears to be dealing with the same foot issue that caused him to spend the entire 2019 campaign on IR. He hasn't seen game-action since his rookie season in 2018, when he mostly played on special teams across 16 contests.

Injury
Foot - Injured Reserve
Raymond Calais
News
Calais (coach's decision) won't play in Sunday's game against the Eagles, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Calais was signed off Tampa Bay's practice squad by the Rams Sept. 6 but has yet to make his NFL debut. Darrell Henderson and Xavier Jones will operate as the team's depth running backs with Calais sidelined.

Joe Noteboom
News
Noteboom (calf) was designated to return from injured reserve Wednesday, Cameron DaSilva of USA Today reports.

The 25-year-old landed on injured reserve in late September with the calf issue, but he's ready to return to practice after about a month. Noteboom could reclaim his starting spot at left guard from David Edwards once he's fully cleared.

Injury
Calf - Injured Reserve. Expected Return - Week 10
Justin Hollins
News
Hollins was claimed off waivers by the Rams on Sunday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Hollins failed to make the Broncos' roster after racking up 21 tackles (12 solo) and a sack across 15 games last season. He will reunite with coordinator Brandon Staley in Los Angeles, as he'll likely assume a depth role in the linebacking corps to start the 2020 campaign.

J.R. Reed
News
Reed has inked a deal with the Jaguars, John Oehser of the team's official website reports.

Reed went undrafted out of Georgia. The former Bulldog registered 199 tackles (107 solo), three sacks, five picks and 19 passes defensed during his collegiate career. During his final season, he was one of three finalists for the 2019 Thorpe Award as the nation's top defensive back. The 25-year-old will now look to earn a spot on the team's 53-man roster.

Robert Woods
News
Woods caught three of five targets for 22 yards and rushed four times for 23 yards, but lost a fumble that was returned for a touchdown in Monday night's 24-10 win over the Bears.

Woods not only posted his lowest reception and receiving yardage totals since Week 2, but also cost his team points by coughing up an end-around during the fourth quarter. Fortunately for Woods, he gained 25 yards on a rush earlier in the game, at least salvaging some value. Overall, the wideout has notched under 50 scrimmage yards in three of his last four games, hurting his stock in advance of Week 8's trip to Miami.

Tyrique McGhee
No Updates
Obo Okoronkwo
News
Okoronkwo (elbow) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Stu Jackson of the Rams' official site reports.

Okoronkwo suffered this injury in a Week 5 win over Washington and he underwent surgery that required a four- to six-week recovery timeline. The Rams made a confusing move by keeping him on the active roster for the Week 6 matchup against the 49ers, and now he'll be shut down for at least the next two games, making him eligible to return Week 10 against Seattle. Natrez Patrick and rookie Terrell Lewis figure to see increases in their respective workloads for the time being.

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Elbow - Injured Reserve. Expected Return - Week 10
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Bobby Evans
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Evans (shoulder) practiced in full Thursday, Kevin Modesti of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

The second-year man was forced to miss his first game of 2020 in Week 5, sitting out against Washington after fielding a combined 17 special-teams snaps over the Rams' first four outings of the season. Evans hasn't seen action from scrimmage this season after starting seven times in 2019, but he's on track to be activated for Los Angeles' Week 6 showdown with San Francisco.

Darious Williams
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Williams (ankle) is active for Sunday's game versus the Bills, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

Williams has a consistent role on the Rams' defense, as he's logged at least 89 percent of the defensive snaps in each game to begin the season. He's produced well, too, recording five solo tackles, a pass breakup and an interception.

Jachai Polite
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Polite signed a reserve/futures contract with the Rams on Tuesday.

Polite was selected by the Jets in the third round of the 2019 draft but hurt his hamstring and was subsequently cut. He gets a new shot in Los Angeles.

Taylor Rapp
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Rapp finished with nine tackles (six solo) in Sunday's 24-16 loss to the 49ers.

Rapp bounced back after registering just two tackles in Week 5. He's recorded 33 total tackles through the first six games of the 2020 campaign and will take the field in Week 7 against Chicago.

Kendall Blanton
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The Rams waived Blanton on Friday, Stu Jackson of the team's official site reports.

Blanton played in one game for the Rams in 2019, logging four special-teams snaps. If the team indeed uses more two tight-end sets, Blanton could be a valuable practice-squad member.

Sebastian Joseph-Day
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Joseph-Day is expected to start in the Rams' 3-4 base defense, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

With A'Shawn Robinson deemed out indefinitely with a cardiovascular condition, it comes as little surprise that Joseph-Day will fill the void after starting 15 games last year. The sixth-round selection in the 2018 NFL Draft recorded a modest 44 tackles (25 solo) and two sacks through 16 games last season while posting an underwhelming 63.0 PFF grade. While there could be improvement in Joseph-Day's second full season, it's probably best to take a wait-and-see approach in most IDP settings.