LA Rams rapid roster review for remainder of 2021 season

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Rams Roster current COVID-19 Reserve list

Right now, the Rams roster is reeling from an outbreak of COVID-19 positive testing, all of which are occurring among Rams players who have been vaccinated twice and the team is adhering to the NFL/NFLPA agreed-upon protocols that were intended to prevent such an outbreak.

As a result of the sudden spread of the disease, the LA Rams have enacted the NFL’s intensive protocols due to the high rate of positive testing among players for COVID 19.

That means that the team has shut down the training facility, will conduct all operations remotely both Tuesday and Wednesday. The full list of all the differences between standard protocols and intensive protocols can be found here. With the additions of new names to the LA Rams COVID-19 Reserve list over the past several days, those 16 players are:

CB Dont’e Deayon
CB Jalen Ramsey
NT Sebastian Joseph Day * (also on injured reserve)
OL Rob Havenstein
OL A.J. Jackson
RB Darrell Henderson
S Terrell Burgess
S Jordan Fuller
S Juju Hughes
TE Brycen Hopkins
WR Odell Beckham Jr.
OLB Justin Hollins (added December 15, 2021)
TE Johnny Mundt * (also on injured reserve, added December 15, 2021)
TE Jared Pinkney (added December 15, 2021)
Practice squad DB Tyler Hall
Practice squad DL Jonah Williams

The LA Rams placed Deayon, Ramsey, Havenstein, Henderson, and TE Tyler Higbee on their COVID-19 Reserve list before competing in Week 14’s Monday Night Football game.  Higbee was later returned to the team’s active roster due to a false-positive test. Per LA Rams head coach Sean McVay, here is the team’s current status:

Per McVay, two consecutive negative tests within a ten-day window are enough to reinstate the player. All of the LA Rams players are fully vaccinated. The LA Rams are in their second day of remote operations. After today, the Rams could commit to training outdoors or simply extend their use of remote operations.