Cooper Kupp expecting to play in Week 9 good sign for Los Angeles Rams

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If all continues to go well, Cooper Kupp could be back on the field for the Los Angeles Rams during Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints.

All hands will be on deck for the Los Angeles Rams come Sunday when Sean McVay and company hope to keep their undefeated streak alive when they hit the road for a very tough battle against another red-hot team in the New Orleans Saints.

At the moment, the Rams may be viewed as the team to beat in the NFC, but all of that could change if the Saints hand them their first loss of 2018 in Week 9 since Sean Payton‘s team is flying high at the moment on a six-game winning streak.

With this in mind, Los Angeles knows they’re going to need all of the help possible on both sides of the football just to have a fighting chance in this one since New Orleans isn’t going to make it easy at all.

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Whether or not the Rams receive a little bit of extra help from Cooper Kupp, only time will tell for the NFC West leaders at the moment, but at least the wideout seems to be on track to make his return more of a reality.

Getting by without Kupp over the last few weeks has been difficult at times, although it was great to see Josh Reynolds step up last weekend against the Green Bay Packers by catching two touchdown passes.

However, Los Angeles knows that Kupp is on a completely different level than Reynolds, and having the former Eastern Washington star playing alongside Brandin Cooks and Robert Woods gives the offense a huge advantage.

Since suffering a sprained MCL a few weeks back against the Denver Broncos, Kupp has been busting his tail off to get himself healthy enough to return for the Rams. And even though nothing is guaranteed at the moment, early signs point to Kupp being on track for Sunday’s game in New Orleans.

Kupp returning to his old ways if he were healthy enough to go against the Saints would most likely result in an immediate boost on offense, but also the Rams know they have to be extra cautious over this situation.

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As great as it would be to have Kupp back in the lineup, the last thing Los Angeles wants to see happen is one of their top receivers return too quickly, and put himself at risk for making the injury worse.

Then again, McVay is a smart enough head coach to know that if there’s any sort of risk with Kupp,  the Rams head coach isn’t even going to think twice about the decision since the long run is the most important factor of all.