LA Rams wild ride at wide receiver isn’t over yet, folks

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The LA Rams are a passing offense, thanks to the philosophy of head coach Sean McVay who loves to pass. Of course, it’s easy to lean upon an aerial assault when you are coaching a pair of wide receivers like Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods.  They joined the team in 2017, the same year that McVay signed on to be the head coach.

The LA Rams have not had a losing season since Kupp and Woods have paired up.  In fact, the team has accumulated a 50-23 record over the past 4.5 seasons. But it hasn’t been without incident. The Rams lost Cooper Kupp to an ACL injury midseason in 2018, the year that the team clawed its way to Super Bowl LIII. The Rams lost to the New England Patriots.

Rams roster – receiver reinforcements

The Rams lost WR Tutu Atwell to a season-ending injury, waived veteran WR DeSean Jackson, and then lost WR/TE Jacob Harris for the season. The team needed help at the position and submitted a claim for former WR Josh Reynolds.

Unfortunately, the Detroit Lions claimed Reynolds as well. Since the Lions are the top priority on the waiver wire, they were awarded former Titans WR Josh Reynolds off the waiver wire. That placed the Rams back into the wide receiver market, prompting them to sign up free agent Odell Beckham Jr.

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Of course, adding OBJ to a receiver group that includes Cooper Kupp, Robert Woods, Van Jefferson, and just emerging rookie Ben Skowronek seemed superfluous to some analysts. But events would quickly turn surplus into vitally necessary.