The COVID-19 outbreak among the Los Angeles team has reached a total of 29 players in just over two weeks
THOUSAND OAKS – Los Angeles Rams have placed left tackle Andrew Whitworth in the reservation list / COVID-19. announced the team this Saturday.
A day before, the Rams (10-4) seemed set to have all their starters available for a Sunday duel in front of the Minnesota Vikings (7-7) in the US Bank Stadium, after the safety Jordan fuller and the tight end Tyler higherbee were activated from the reserve / COVID-19 list.
With a victory over the Vikings, the Rams can tie a playoff berth for the fourth time in five seasons of Sean McVay as head coach, and remain in the race for the title of the NFC West, where they are tied for first place with the Arizona cardinals (10-4).
The substitute offensive tackle Joseph noteboom is also still in the reservation list / COVID-19, after being added last Saturday, leaving some questions about who would start if both tackles go out.
Offensive tackle Bobby evans is a potential option after he started at right tackle during a 20-10 win over the Seattle Seahawks last Tuesday, when right tackle Rob havenstein Y Noteboom were in the reservation list / COVID-19.
A 16 season pro, Whitworth he became the first 40-year-old to start a game at left tackle in Week 14, and has started 233 of 253 career appearances.
The outbreak of COVID-19 of the Rams began in the days leading up to a Week 14 victory over the Cardinals, and eventually reached 29 players being added to the reservation list / COVID-19.
Currently, Rams they have five players on the reserve / COVID-19 list, including Whitworth, Noteboom and three elements of the practice squad.