Rams’ center to resume after COVID-19 positives
The Los Angeles Rams worked remotely Wednesday after three players arrived at the reserve/COVID -19 list, but the group’s center is scheduled to resume Thursday.
The Rams positioned three practice squad gamers– tight end Kendall Blanton, defensive back Jake Gervase and broad receiver J.J. Koski– into quarantine on Wednesday. The news came a day after the team revealed an unnamed player checked positive for COVID-19.
Players and coaches held virtual team meetings as they got ready for a crucial NFC showdown with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday night.
The Rams will hold a two-hour walkthrough/practice on Thursday, thirty minutes longer than originally set up. The group was supposed to have a walkthrough on Wednesday.
Today’s news marked the first in-season favorable test for the Rams. Center Brian Allen was the very first recognized NFL player to evaluate positive for the infection in April. Left take on Andrew Whitworth, who is out with a knee injury, also stated he had COVID-19 in the offseason, and rookie linebacker Terrell Lewis checked favorable throughout training school.
The Rams (6-3) and the Buccaneers (7-3) are both in a strong position to reach the playoffs. The Monday game could prove considerable down the road, particularly if a head-to-head tiebreaker enters into play for an NFC wild-card berth.