Rams hopeful Brandin Cooks, Cooper Kupp can play this week

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The Rams lost a pair of receivers to concussions in Sunday’s win over the Seahawks and head coach Sean McVay provided an update on the condition of both players at his Monday press conference.

Brandin Cooks was knocked out of the game in the first half and ended the day without a catch. Cooper Kupp had six catches for 90 yards and a touchdown in the first half, but never returned to the game after a halftime concussion evaluation.

McVay said on Monday that neither player has been ruled out for Week Six against the Broncos at this point.

“They’ll be in the protocol,” McVay said. “They felt good today. They didn’t have any symptoms or anything like that. We’ll go through the standard operating procedure. If everything checks out with our guys and with the doctors that are part of that process, then we’re hopeful to get these guys this week, get them back for this game this week.”

Josh Reynolds and KhaDarel Hodge each made catches as they moved into the lineup to replace the injured regulars. McVay said both players did “an excellent job stepping in on short notice” despite limited practice work. They should get more reps this week even if the Rams hope not to call on them.

10 responses to “Rams hopeful Brandin Cooks, Cooper Kupp can play this week

  1. Cooks is walking a fine line there. His second serious concussion within 12 months.

    He had himself knocked silly in the SB and probably hasn’t been the same since.

    14 mil per and a 1st rd pick. Yikes!

  2. getadealdonealready says:
    October 9, 2018 at 7:55 am
    I’m no Dr, but wasn’t Cooks out cold on the field? Seems like it would be wise to take care of his long term health and not rush him back.

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    McVay comes from the Harbaugh school of casual arrogance, constantly downplaying injuries on the surface, only for us to see a deeper injury later on.

    It also plays into the idea they don’t trust their depth and coaching abilities to coach up the backups.

  3. tylawspick6 says:
    October 9, 2018 at 9:15 am
    getadealdonealready says:
    October 9, 2018 at 7:55 am
    I’m no Dr, but wasn’t Cooks out cold on the field? Seems like it would be wise to take care of his long term health and not rush him back.

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    McVay comes from the Harbaugh school of casual arrogance, constantly downplaying injuries on the surface, only for us to see a deeper injury later on.

    It also plays into the idea they don’t trust their depth and coaching abilities to coach up the backups.
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    is that your opinion or are you part of the coaching staff LOL. You sound like a salty fan of a team that has no chance of hanging with the rams….

  4. Rams got beat up playing Seattle. Suh got put on his back several times. Kupp and Cooks knocked out. 190 yards of punishing runs from Carson and Davis. Seahawks are a pass rusher away from being legit contenders again.

  5. kamthechancellor says:
    October 9, 2018 at 10:35 am
    Rams got beat up playing Seattle. Suh got put on his back several times. Kupp and Cooks knocked out. 190 yards of punishing runs from Carson and Davis. Seahawks are a pass rusher away from being legit contenders again.
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    and yet you still lost LOL. Have fun fighting the niners and cards for last place..

  6. kamthechancellor says:

    October 9, 2018 at 10:35 am

    Rams got beat up playing Seattle. Suh got put on his back several times. Kupp and Cooks knocked out. 190 yards of punishing runs from Carson and Davis. Seahawks are a pass rusher away from being legit contenders again.

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    The Rams was without their starting corner(Talib), his backup got banged up(Shields). To make things worse the Rams played the 2nd half without their best 2 receivers, and still hung 33 on Seattle. They’re more than just an pass rusher from being legit contenders, but keep hanging on to the hope because they hung with the Rams.

  7. kamthechancellor says:
    October 9, 2018 at 10:35 am
    Rams got beat up playing Seattle. Suh got put on his back several times. Kupp and Cooks knocked out. 190 yards of punishing runs from Carson and Davis. Seahawks are a pass rusher away from being legit contenders again.

    They got knocked out in the 1st half and the Hawks still couldn’t win playing against a back up and practice squad call up WR. But you can have a participation trophy if it makes you feel better.

  8. There have been plenty of players who (after a concussion) thought they were “ready,” but couldn’t get a doctor to agree with them. I don’t think either of these guys will play on Sunday. Luckily we’re playing the Broncos. I’m thinking Todd Gurley will be asked to carry the load for us, especially if it snows.

    I didn’t know about Cooks concussion history. That might be part of the reason he’s no longer in New England.

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