Rams WR Cooper Kupp ruled out for preseason game against Chargers

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Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay will rest Cooper Kupp during Saturday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers while the rookie deals with a groin injury.

It’s only been two preseason games, but the Los Angeles Rams already have every reason in the world to be excited over what’s in store for Cooper Kupp during his rookie season. In fact, the former Eastern Washington standout has been playing so well this preseason, Pro Football Focus recently listed Kupp as the highest rated receiver heading into the third week of preseason.

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With an upcoming preseason matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers, Rams fans were excited to see if Kupp would find his way into the end zone for a third game in a row, but it looks like that’s no longer going to happen. Thanks to a groin injury, Sean McVay will take the safe route with his beloved rookie by giving Kupp the night off against the Chargers on Saturday.

Obviously, there’s no reason to hit the panic button over this news by Kupp since the injury only appears to be minor, and McVay realizes that since it’s only preseason, it’s not worth the risk to play him this weekend. If anything, Kupp has already made a strong enough case throughout training camp and preseason when it comes to his role on the Rams’ offense for the upcoming season.

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Los Angeles felt confident enough that Kupp would make an immediate impact after the team used a third-round pick on the wideout during this year’s NFL Draft, but nobody expected him to look this good early on. All of a sudden, it makes complete sense how Kupp found a way to catch 428 passes for 6,464 yards to go along with 73 touchdowns during his college career with the Eagles.