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

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Bad move? Excellent timing

The LA Rams were in need of more help at the WR position, but nobody guessed just how vital that need would become. Particularly not in terms of the timing. You see, Robert Woods suffered an ACL injury during Friday’s practice. He finished practice and even met with the media. But his knee didn’t feel quite right.

A medical exam and diagnostic imagery confirmed that he suffered a season-ending ACL injury.

If not for the OBJ signing, the Rams would be hard-pressed to mount a passing game in the upcoming MNF game. Even with Odell Beckham Jr., the team will be challenged to install a package in time.

The loss of Robert Woods is a far greater setback to the Rams’ offense. He was not only a very capable receiver, but his ability to run rub routes, clear out defenders, and his swiss-army knife versatility will hurt the production of Cooper Kupp and Van Jefferson as well.

If you need a silver lining, you need to look no further than the signing of Odell Beckham Jr. as a blessing in disguise. With Beckham on board, the Rams will continue to have multiple experienced and accomplished receivers who can threaten defensive secondaries in a variety of ways.

Of course, losing Woods places the receiver group in need of more help. But the front office can ponder that fill after Week 10.  Right now, the team must focus on winning their next game.  So how will the team do that without Woods as an option for the passing game? Well, let’s look at who the Rams have who can contribute