Since it looks like Cooper Kupp will be out for Week 7, the Los Angeles Rams may rely on Josh Reynolds to step up on offense.
During the team’s Week 5 victory over the Seattle Seahawks, both Kupp and Brandin Cooks were forced to leave the contest for the Rams after suffering concussions. And even though both receivers were good to go for Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos, it was Kupp that would end up dealing with the injury bug for a second week in a row.
This time around, unfortunately, Kupp was carted off in the first half after suffering what seemed like a brutal knee injury on a cheap shot play by the Broncos.
At the time, Rams fans assumed the worst for Kupp when looking at how much trouble he was having just putting weight on his leg, which is why it was so surprising to see him return for the second half.
However, Los Angeles knew this was a situation they would have to monitor this week once Kupp underwent further testing. As expected, it’s not looking good for Kupp, although it could be worse for the Rams if they’re trying to remain positive over the situation.
Losing one of the trio of receivers to a sprained MCL is certainly a crushing blow for Los Angeles on offense when looking at his impact on a weekly basis. But the good news for the Rams is with Kupp expected to miss some time, this gives Josh Reynolds the perfect opportunity to show off his skill set.
In fact, Reynolds was one of the players that stepped up for Los Angeles on offense in Week 5 when Cooks and Kupp were forced to leave against Seattle. Sean McVay has found plenty of success working mostly with his trio of receivers, but there’s a reason why the Rams wanted to keep him around on the roster.
Dating back to his college days, Reynolds has always been the kind of player that always seems to have a chip on his shoulder while taking advantage of any opportunity thrown his way.
So with the status of Kupp up in the air over the next couple of weeks, don’t be surprised if Reynolds steps up for Los Angeles on offense, and quickly becomes a favorite target for Jared Goff to work with.