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Rams WR Brandin Cooks expected to practice Saturday after hamstring issue

Brandin Cooks, Rams

Although the Los Angeles Rams have been busy getting well-acquainted with their neighbors in the joint practices with the Los Angeles Chargers, there has been one notable face missing from training camp in wide receiver Brandin Cooks.

Cooks has reportedly been dealing with a hamstring issue. Fortunately, it is not deemed to be serious and the team expects him back for Saturday’s practice:

“(WR) Brandin (Cooks) is feeling good,” Head coach Sean McVay said. “He didn’t do anything, he just kind of felt a little tightness in his hamstring. We expect him to be good to go tomorrow.”

This is certainly an encouraging update on Cooks. His absence thus far appears to simply be a cautious approach taken by the Rams, however, they appear to be confident that he is ready to return to the field.

Although Cooks is slated to get back to practice, Los Angeles will undoubtedly continue to monitor his workload moving forward. Even then he, nor most of the other starters, are slated to see the field during preseason. Head coach Sean McVay has led the charge in recent years by having his key players sit out of the exhibition games. This likely goes for all the starters on offense with the exception of a few new faces on the offensive line.

Cooks currently serves as the most notable name in a trio of talented Rams wideouts. Quarterback Jared Goff has had the benefit of being able to throw to a number of weapons in the passing game. Los Angeles is going to do what it can to ensure that this receiving corps stays intact and as healthy as possible for the 2019 NFL season.