Van Jefferson to IR? LA Rams roster chaotic hits keep coming

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The LA Rams are not exactly the healthiest team in the NFL right now. In many regards, the LA Rams have been battered with injuries at a pace that will force the team to restock the entire roster several times over by the time the regular 17-game season is over. The Rams’ roster is in chaotic flux.  15+ changes in just the first two weeks of the NFL season?  Astonishing.

Let’s rehash some significant changes that this team is trying to power through just as the schedule holds tough NFC West Division rivals in the next two games: The Arizona Cardinals and the San Francisco 49ers.

If you need a quick recap, here is a solid summary of the team’s flurry of roster changes.

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For starters, the LA Rams offensive line is going to start a third new configuration in just the first three games. Beyond that, the LA Rams defense is going to field a brand new set of defensive backs starting in the secondary. The defense will also likely welcome new faces on the outside linebacker defensive rotation. Even moreso, the Rams’ offense will have a new rotation at tight end.

The craziest part about it all is the fact that all these events are taking place this week.  And it seems that the LA Rams are not done just yet:

A new day means a new package of changes to the LA Rams roster, it seems. So let’s break it down. What does this new batch of roster news mean for the team?

The silver lining ain’t so bad

Well, collectively this new number of roster moves has both an immediate effect, as well as a collective effect on the team. For the short term, it delays the LA Rams’ ability to effectively plan for the upcoming Week 3 contest against the Arizona Cardinals. In short, the LA Rams will have a more difficult time preparing for a very important game.

But for the season, this could have a silver lining. At some point, multiple injured players will be medically cleared to return and will do so without all of the bumps and bruises that many veteran starters accumulate along the way.

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In the meantime, the Rams will be able to direct invaluable experience to younger depth players on the roster. That experience can help their career immensely. And if the Rams win under such adverse conditions now, they will be all the stronger later in the season as the guys get healthy once more.