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Cooper Kupp will not play in Week 17 due to positive Covid-19 test

Rams WR Cooper Kupp will miss Sunday’s game due to the COVID-19 protocol.

Stephon Gilmore #24 of the New England Patriots tackles Cooper Kupp #10 of the Los Angeles Rams on a pass play during the second half of an NFL game at SoFi Stadium on December 10, 2020 in Inglewood, California. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

Wednesday update: Kupp did test positive for Covid-19 and will be out for Week 17, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Josh Reynolds and Van Jefferson will see an increase in paying time.

The Los Angeles Rams have placed wide receiver Cooper Kupp on the COVID-19 injured reserve list ahead of their Week 17 matchup with the Arizona Cardinals. There is no word yet if Kupp went on because of a positive test or as a high-risk, close contact. If it’s the former, he will not play on Sunday. If it’s the latter, he has a chance of playing as he could seemingly clear the COVID protocol by game day.

If Kupp is unable to play on Sunday, Josh Reynolds and Van Jefferson would each likely see a boost in playing time opposite Robert Woods. They’ll all be playing without starting quarterback Jared Goff, who broke his thumb and had surgery on it. He is hoping to be back for the playoffs, but definitely will not play in Week 17. John Wolford will get the start in Week 17, with the Rams potentially needing a win to earn a playoff berth.