Rams Rule Out Jared Goff and Possibly Cooper Kupp For Sunday
December 29Michael ArinzeSportsGrid
When the Los Angeles Rams host the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday for the chance to clinch a playoff berth, they’ll do so without Jared Goff as their starting quarterback and possibly starting wide receiver Cooper Kupp.
Goff suffered a dislocated thumb last week against the Seahawks but popped it back into place to finish the game. Further tests did reveal the injury was more serious as Goff was later diagnosed with a broken thumb.
Former XFL and Wake Forest quarterback, John Wolford, is expected to start in place of Goff. Wolford has yet to take a snap in the NFL.
As for Kupp, he was placed on the COVID-19 reserve list though it is not clear if he tested positive for the virus or came in contact with someone who tested positive. A positive test would mean that Kupp would remain on the list for a minimum of 10 days before he can return to the team. If he came in contact with someone who did test positive, then he would remain on the list for five days before he can return as long as he continues to test negative.
Los Angeles also signed Blake Bortles from the Broncos practice roster. Bortles played on the Rams last season as Goff’s backup but only had two pass attempts on the season.
FanDuel is currently offering the Rams as a one-point favorite against the Cardinals.
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