So far, any news arriving about the LA Rams roster has been primarily about new player injuries and the subsequent front office actions that were taken to fill in the positional holes created by those injuries. It’s been an ever-darkening cycle, with each week generating news of some player being added to the team’s growing list of names on the injured reserve list. If not on the official IR list, players have informally been inactive on game days due to nagging injuries.
It’s been a steady stream of players who are unable to suit up to play.
Well, we finally have some news going in the opposite direction. The LA Rams report two defensive backs who have been fighting through injuries this week are good to go in Week 4. And not a moment too soon.
Veteran defensive back Jordan Fuller will suit up after missing Week 3. While he had played in two games and started once this season, he has registered 10 tackles so far this season. His teammate, rookie defensive back Derion Kendrick, started in his only game this season, in Week 3 against the Arizona Cardinals. Kendrick recorded 9 tackles, and one pass breakup, and allowed just 52.5 percent of the passes thrown to his receiver to find their mark.
Getting both players back in time to suit up for Monday Night Football is a positive development. Because the Rams have been getting injured in the secondary, the team was facing using just added DB Shaun Jolly this week. Even with the restoration of both Fuller and Kendrick, Jolly may see some action in nickel and dime packages this week.
Will their return be enough to get the win? Stay tuned . . .