LA Rams Rob Havenstein plus 2 return, 10 remain on COVID reserve

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The LA Rams are slowly coming back to the fold. While they are returning, the team is nowhere close to ‘full strength’ just yet. At the peak of the LA Rams’ current spike of positive testing for COVID-19, 29 players were impacted. That number is now down to 10. The good news is that the team has gotten starting offensive right tackle Rob Havenstein back. And he was a huge player to get back.

With Havenstein’s return, the LA Rams offensive line is not only back to full strength, but the team has learned to send out a sixth offensive lineman to enhance their running game with outstanding success.

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Havenstein has been out for two weeks, and the Rams have extended their winning streak to three in his absence. His first absence was filled by Joseph Noteboom, who put up an outstanding game in Week 14 against the Arizona Cardinals. His second absence was handled less effectively by offensive tackle Bobby Evans.

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But let’s not overlook two other players returning to the Rams’ rotation: OLB Ogbonnia Okoronkwo and DB Terrell Burgess. Both could be vitally important in the final three games.

Obo is a great depth player who will help the Rams ensure a rapid rotation and fresh pass rush rushers throughout the game. His ability to burst after the quarterback really begins to make a difference late in the season, when offensive linemen are sore and fatigued.

Perhaps even more important is the return of Terrell Burgess. With Jordan Fuller remaining on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, Burgess immediately strengthens the back end of the Rams secondary. In Week 15, the Rams had only Taylor Rapp and Nick Scott to handle the deep ball. Burgess is the best coverage DB of the three, and his return will certainly be a huge help as the Rams prepare to face the Minnesota Vikings.

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