LA Rams News: Obo and Reed added to 53-man roster

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Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
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Ram’s orchestra: an Obo and a Reed

The LA Rams defense could certainly do for some reinforcements. They’ve played masterfully this season, despite facing some of the most dangerous offenses in the NFL. The weekly grind of matching the NFL’s best has gradually worn down players, and the attrition rate of losing players to injury is speeding up.

Thankfully, the Rams return 6-foot-2 253-pound Obo to the defense. Before his injury, he was the best bookend outside linebacker for veteran Leonard Floyd. Okoronkwo set a good edge, made tackles, and even pressured the quarterback so well that his playing time was increased significantly. Here’s hoping that he gets back on-track and can pick up right where he left off.

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A good Reed

The Rams have been incredibly successful and the reclamation of NFL defensive backs from the waiver wires of other teams. The Rams found DB Darious Williams off waivers from the Baltimore Ravens in October 2018. Now, the Rams have a new defensive back who has a promising career trajectory as well. J.R. Reed has been added to the 53-man roster, but he was talked about frequently all season.

When the Rams drafted Jordan Fuller with the 199th pick of the 2020 NFL Draft, J.R. Reed was on the board. Of course, we know now that the Rams made a very wise choice, but they now have Reed on the roster as well. The Rams picked up Reed for the practice squad after the Jacksonville Jaguars waived him in September 2020. He is 6-foot-1 and 202-pounds, a hard-hitting defensive back who is very similar to Jordan Fuller.  He is the son of former Minnesota Vikings star receiver Jake Reed.