Saturday update: The Rams have activated Beckham Jr. off the reserve/COVID list, meaning the wide receiver is likely good to go for Tuesday’s Week 15 game against the Seahawks.
Friday update: Another day, another host of Rams players testing positive for COVID-19. Tyler Higbee is the biggest fantasy name to take note of here. He will have a chance to get a negative test before Tuesday, but he’s probably a long shot.
LA Rams Transactions:— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) December 17, 2021
• Placed G Jamil Demby, DB Grant Haley, TE Tyler Higbee, LB Justin Lawler on Reserve/COVID-19 list
Friday update: The Rams-Seahawks game has been moved to 7pm est. on Tuesday.
Odell Beckham Jr. also tweeted “negative,” most-likely meaning he got a negative test, which means he should be ready to go by Tuesday, when the Rams play the Seahawks.
Negative— Odell Beckham Jr (@obj) December 17, 2021
UPDATE: The Rams continue to add players to the COVID-19 list, as they added nine new players this afternoon. Here is the full list.
T Tremayne Anchrum Jr.
DB Antoine Brooks Jr.
G Bobby Evans
DB Jake Gervase
LB Von Miler
LB Ogbonnia Okoronkwo
DB Kareem Orr
LB Troy Reeder
LB Christian Rozeboom
LB Justin Hollins
TE Johnny Mundt
TE Jared Pinkney
DB Jordan Fuller
DB Tyler Hall
WR Odell Beckham Jr.
DB Terrell Burgess
TE Brycen Hopkins
DB Juju Hughes
T Alaric Jackson
NT Sebastian Joseph-Day
DE Jonah Williams
CB Jalen Ramsey
DB Dont’e Deayon
RB Darrell Henderson Jr.
T Rob Havenstein
The Los Angeles Rams are dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak that could impact Week 15 in a big way. WR Odell Beckham Jr. was placed on the Reserve/COVID list and the Rams were forced to enter intensive protocols by the NFL. Beckham tested positive for COVID-19 and he’s just the latest player who will enter protocols. We’ll see if this becomes an issue for the Arizona Cardinals, who lost to the Rams on Monday Night Football in Week 14.
Update — Rams coach Sean McVay told reporters Tuesday that Higbee’s test was a false positive. McVay also said he doesn’t believe the positive tests and outbreak will impact momentum heading into Week 15 v. the Seahawks. The Rams announced the following transactions on Tuesday afternoon. Seven more players were placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. Higbee was activated.
LA Rams transactions:— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) December 14, 2021
• Placed on Reserve/COVID-19 list WR Odell Beckham Jr., DB Terrell Burgess, TE Brycen Hopkins, DB Juju Hughes, T Alaric Jackson, NT Sebastian Joseph-Day, DE Jonah Williams
• Activated, from Reserve TE Tyler Higbee
Jalen Ramsey and Tyler Higbee were among players to be ruled out prior to MNF due to COVID-19. RB Darrell Henderson Jr. had been in protocols last week and was also unable to play in the win. There were also multiple other Rams players who were on the list and unable to play.
The Rams have a matchup with the Seattle Seahawks in Week 15 at home and you’ve got to think this game is in danger of being postponed and pushed back. We’ll see if the Rams can get this COVID-19 outbreak under control, but it’s clear there will be more positive tests and players will need to isolate for 10+ days before returning. We’re not saying teams and the NFL aren’t following protocols but we’re also seeing issues throughout multiple teams dealing with positive tests. It doesn’t seem like things are going to get better anytime soon.