LA Rams News: Two players moved to reserve/COVID-19

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LA Rams News: The team has assigned OT Evans and DB Scott to COVID-19/IR

The LA Rams have had a bit of good fortune so far this season. In spite of the risks to both injury and the sudden impact of testing positive for COVID-19, the Rams roster has remained relatively unscathed. Of course, the team reported the first reported case in the NFL when rehabbing center Brian Allen tested positive before the season.  The team later reported that veteran offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth had contracted the disease along with his family.

The Rams have had three players on the practice squad test positive for COVID-19 earlier this year as well. The three players were TE Kendall Blanton, DB Jake Gervase, and WR J.J. Koski. Fortunately, the active roster was not impacted by positive test results.  Well that’s change as of today.

Two to reserve/COVID-19

Today, the Rams announced that they have placed both OT Bobby Evans and DB Nick Scott on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Hopefully, no more will follow.

Neither player is a starter in 2020, but both contribute to the team this season. While OL Bobby Evans was a patch starter in 2019 at right tackle, he has not been called to a similar role this year. The 6-foot-4 312-pound offensive lineman has been getting some spot work on special teams so far this season. Still, he remains a vital backup for the team who will be one of the first called to suit up if the Rams suffer an injury on the offensive line.

Scott is another story

After the season-ending injury to rookie DB Terrell Burgess, Nick Scott has become involved in the defensive rotation. He has been a major player on the Rams’ special teams unit, but has been involved in as many as 50 percent of the defensive snaps. Of course, the Rams have J.R. Reed who can pick up some of the slack in the meantime.

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With the Rams struggling over the lack of healthy inside linebackers to play the position, Scott has become one of the players used in the hybrid DB/Linebacker role to compensate. No additional reports over the matter have been released. Following other teams, the Rams can activate players form the practice squad to fill the roles of Evans and Scott. We will continue to monitor the situation and share any additional information when it becomes available.