With the NFL season now back in full swing, there has already been an abundance of injuries league-wide and unfortunately, the LA Rams have not been unaffected. Only days ago, Rams Head Coach Sean McVay announced that the team was placing rookie QB Stetson Bennett on the IR/NFI list. Not only was this move a huge surprise, but it triggered the LA Rams signing of reserve quarterback Brett Rypien to the active roster.
That now means that the LA Rams have only two quarterbacks on their roster. In another surprise move, the team announced today that their 7th-round pick, defensive back Jason Taylor II would also be placed on IR due to a groin injury.
And so the Rams have to face must now face an even further depleted roster.
While Taylor was just a rookie, he was a promising and energetic presence in the Rams secondary. And he was definitely a contributor on the LA Rams special teams, as he had 16 snaps on special teams play in Week 1. That means that not only are the LA Rams shy one body on their 53-man roster but that their special team's play that needs to gel quickly has been impacted as well.
Taylor's assignment to Injured Reserve (IR) has placed five players into a minimum of four weeks time out of service. Do the Rams depth chart have enough players and talent to compensate? We'll soon find out.
These moves now leave the LA Rams with two open spots on their roster with holes to fill. But who should they sign? If I could talk to General Manager Les Snead, I would suggest these players to fill in the holes.