The Rams expect 2nd-year LB Micah Kiser to step in for Mark Barron this season, according to the team website. L.A. released Barron after last season, jettisoning an ILB starter who played 74% of the snaps over his 12 games. Kiser sounds headed for a similar role. “It’ll be in those first and second-down plays for sure,” DC Wade Phillips said, via Myles Simmons of the team website. “Cory [Littleton] is such a good coverage guy and then we’ve got a lot of safeties that can come in and help us on third downs, so I think his main role certainly right now will be first and second down as a base defensive player.” We'll see if Kiser can grow beyond that, but he entered the league as a thumper who rated poorly in coverage. Missing sub-package situations will obviously limit his tackle upside. Kiser's realistic IDP ceiling for 2019 likely sits in LB4 range. He'll begin the year as a waiver-wire watch.

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Rams LB Micah Kiser (knee) is active for today's game against the Seahawks. That should mean he's back in the starting lineup in place of Troy Reeder. It'll be Kiser's 1st action since Week 11.

Rams ILB Micah Kiser (knee) is questionable for Saturday's game against the Seahawks. He hasn't played since spraining the knee in Week 11 and would thus present risk as an IDP option even if active. Kiser did return to 3 limited practices this week, though. We'd bet on him playing. We'll update his status when inactives come out Saturday. If Kiser still can't get back into the lineup, then Troy Reeder would continue to start in his place.

The Rams have activated LB Micah Kiser off IR. Kiser missed the past 5 games with a knee injury. Activating him now, though — especially given injury and COVID impacts at other positions — makes us believe they’ll throw him back into the lineup. Expect Kiser to take his job back from Troy Reeder unless we hear otherwise

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The Rams placed LB Micah Kiser on IR this week with a knee injury. That means he'll miss at least the next 3 games, starting with Sunday's 49ers matchup. When Kiser missed Week 5, Troy Reeder took the playing time lead among LBs and racked up 11 tackles and 3 sacks against Washington. He'll be an upside option for IDP lineups over the next 3 games.

Rams LB Micah Kiser (groin) is questionable for Sunday night's game against the 49ers. Kiser put in limited practices Wednesday and Thursday and then returned to a full practice Friday. That points to him having a good shot to play this week. We'll confirm Kiser's status Sunday. Troy Reeder would be the fill-in if Kiser can't play.

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