Rams place Michael Brockers on reserve/COVID-19 list

Cameron DaSilva
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Cooper Kupp isn’t the only Rams starter to be placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list this week. The team announced Thursday that it has also added Michael Brockers to the reserve list ahead of Sunday’s game against the Cardinals.

This does not mean Brockers tested positive for COVID-19, or that he’s been ruled out for Week 17. Teams aren’t required to reveal a player’s reason for being placed on COVID-19 reserve.

However, if Brockers did test positive, as Kupp reportedly did, he will be forced to miss at least 10 days, which would include the season finale against the Cardinals. If he’s designated a high-risk contact to someone who has tested positive, he’ll remain on the list for five days, also ruling him out for Sunday.

If Brockers is deemed a regular close contact, he can be activated off the list at any time as long as he continues to test negative.

This season, Brockers has played and started all 15 games for the Rams. He’s made 51 tackles and recorded five sacks, putting together one of the best seasons of his career. His five sacks are second-most in a season, and his 10 QB hits tie a career-best, as well.

If the Rams are forced to play Sunday without Brockers, expect to see Morgan Fox and A’Shawn Robinson get more playing time in his absence.