Rams S Taylor Rapp left in the 1st half of Sunday's win over the Seahawks with a knee injury. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports that the team believes Rapp suffered an MCL sprain. That's likely to cost him some further time. Rookie S Jordan Fuller jumped back into the starting lineup in his 1st game back from IR (shoulder injury) on Sunday, but Rapp also opened the game on the field. We'll see how they fit together when both back healthy. For now, though, Rapp's injury makes it easy to expect full playing time for Fuller.
The Rams on Monday designated S Jordan Fuller (shoulder) to return from IR. That gives the team a 3-week window for deciding whether to activate him, but the Rams expect to have him back for Sunday's game against the Seahawks. "The hope is and the plan is for him to be ready to roll this week," HC Sean McVay said, according to the team website. We'll hope to get some indication that Fuller will jump back into his starter role. Short of that, though, we'll assume that's the plan for Fuller, who reclaimed his spot from Taylor Rapp after missing a game with the initial shoulder injury.
Rams S Jordan Fuller re-injured his right shoulder late in Sunday's win over Washington. The team announced Tuesday that he's headed to IR. It's not yet clear how soon the Rams expect him to return, but Fuller will miss at least the next 3 games. Taylor Rapp will step back into his spot and is worth picking up in most IDP leagues where you start DBs. Elsewhere on the Rams defense, HC Sean McVay said he hopes to get LB Micah Kiser back for Week 6. That would push Week 5 standout Troy Reeder back to a reserve role. We'll keep an eye on Kiser's participation leading up to Sunday night's clash with the 49ers.
The Rams believe the shoulder injury that knocked S Jordan Fuller out of Sunday's loss at Buffalo isn't serious. Rams Wire's Cameron DaSilva reports that HC Sean McVay is optimistic Fuller will play against the Giants in Week 4. Fuller's return would likely mean a limited role once again for S Taylor Rapp.
Rams S Jordan Fuller left Sunday's loss to Buffalo in the 1st half with a shoulder injury and did not return. His absence boosted the playing time for S Taylor Rapp, who tied for 2nd on the team with 7 tackles. We'll see about Fuller's outlook for Week 4.
Rams S Taylor Rapp has been missing from camp workouts while dealing with what HC Sean McVay has called a "minor" knee injury. It's not yet clear when Rapp will return to the field, but McVay said this week that he expects Rapp to play in the regular-season opener against Dallas. Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports that Rapp had a "dynamic" day of work with trainers Thursday, which seems like a good sign. Rapp presents significant IDP upside if he's ready for the season. Rookies Terrell Burgess and Jordan Fuller have split reps in Rapp's absence. McVay refused to say which would start in Week 1 if Rapp can't go.
The Rams spent a 2nd-round pick on S Taylor Rapp on Friday night. The former Washington Husky should get a shot at replacing S LaMarcus Joyner, who left for Oakland in free agency. Rapp started for most of his 3 years at Washington, stepping into the lineup and grabbing 4 INTs as a true freshman. He earned 1st-team all-conference honors each of the past 2 years and ranked 2nd on the team in sacks last year with 4. Rapp totaled just 74 solo tackles over the past 2 seasons, though, and might not be in a great spot for tackle collection with the Rams. He looks like a potentially decent IDP option rather than a future stud.