Rams news: Brandin Cooks and Cooper Kupp out with concussions
The Los Angeles Rams found themselves shorthanded in Week 5 after wide receivers Brandin Cooks and Cooper Kupp both exited the game with concussions. As a result, their status moving forward remains unclear.
Cooks and Kupp had reportedly taken part in the team’s walkthrough on Wednesday. However, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, they were unable to practice:
No practice today for Rams’ WRs Brandin Cooks and Cooper Kupp, who suffered concussions in Seattle.
The update is hardly surprising. Both players were ruled out immediately after sustaining their respective concussions. Fortunately, it is still early in the week which means they have time to pass the concussion protocol ahead of this week’s matchup versus the Denver Broncos. Regardless, their lingering status is still concerning. Cooks has a bit of track record when it comes to concussions. It would not be too far-fetched for him to miss considering the devastating hit he took against Seattle.
Fortunately, the Rams were able to battle through their absence with the depth of their receiving corps. Wide receiver Robert Woods proved more than capable of handling No. 1 wideout duties after hauling in five receptions for 92 yards. Meanwhile, wide receivers Josh Reynolds and Khadarel Hodge showed some promise after combining for three receptions and 53 yards on limited snaps. However, their workload will surely increase if either Brandin Cooks or Cooper Kupp are forced to miss any time. the Rams will have their work cut out when they head to Mile High to take on a formidable Denver Broncos defense.