LA Rams news about COVID-19 Kupp is no need to panic, seriously.

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2. LA Rams will eventually get healthy

The Rams have a number of players on injured reserve who have been expected to get healthy ‘someday’. Well, in the case of OT Andrew Whitworth, RB Cam Akers, LB Micah Kiser, QB Jared Goff, and DB Taylor Rapp may yet happen in time to contribute to the team if they get to the playoffs. So far, we’ve been assured that they all need just a little more time.

Well, time will soon be up. LA Rams head coach Sean McVay indicated that OT Andrew Whitworth will be on the 21-day designated to return list this week. The Rams are also hopeful that rookie Cam Akers can heal up enough to be available for the Rams should they earn a playoff berth. And of course, we know that Jared Goff will be out due to thumb surgery, but will push hard to be available should the Rams need him for the playoffs.

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What about the other guys?

The lack of solid information over Taylor Rapp and Micah Kiser speaks volumes. While the Rams defense is playing well, what a huge boost for the team it would be to get either player onto the field. For Rapp, it would be a huge boost for the team to get his production added to the secondary for the playoffs. He warmed up slowly for Brandon Staley’s defense, but he was a nice fit once he got up to speed.

But the true need is to get starting inside linebacker Micah Kiser back on the football field. In his absence, the Rams have needed to compensate, and the Rams have been playing .500 football ever since. In two of the three losses, the Rams offense scored 20 points. With Kiser playing, the Rams won two games where the offense scored 20 or fewer points.