LA Rams: Speedy Rookie DB Robert Rochell slowed by injury

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The LA Rams training camp has not even gotten to football pads and full physical contact yet, but the young additions to the team have been fighting the winged injury bird already. So far, rookie WR Tutu Atwell has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been assigned to the team’s COVID-19/ reserve list. Rookie WR/TE Jacob Harris had a minor procedure to his core muscles and will be sidelined for the next several weeks.

We learned that LA Rams rookie defensive lineman Bobby Brown III suffered a minor thumb injury, and will be out for approximately one week’s time.  The good news is that for Atwell, Harris, and Brown, all are expected to be available to play in at least one if not more preseason games. But their injuries still come at a critical time as the team is racing against time to make roster decisions.

And of course, we already are aware of running back Cam Akers’ season-ending injury. While the Rams have enough rushers to sort through in the hopes of finding a solid committee to run the ball this year, it’s definitely now down to a Plan B option. So far, injuries are hammering the LA Rams roster.

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But there is another rookie who has gotten a ton of praise from his veteran counterparts, and that is rookie Robert Rochell. An athletically gifted player, he is raising some eyebrows as he is showing that he is more than a track star. He is 100 percent NFL defensive back and is working very hard to deliver on all of that talent. So far, he had been doing exactly that.