Player News - Rams

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Rams coach Jeff Fisher confirms WLB Alec Ogletree has a fractured fibula, and expects him to be sidelined "at least" eight weeks.

Ogletree underwent surgery on his leg Tuesday. The third-year pro is almost certainly headed to injured reserve/designated to return. We won't see him before December.
Oct 6 - 7:14 PM

Rams re-signed OLB Jo-Lonn Dunbar.

The Rams needed linebacker depth with Alec Ogletree (broken leg) done for the year. Dunbar received PFF's fourth worst 4-3 outside linebacker grade out of 40 qualifiers last season.
Oct 6 - 3:08 PM

The Rams are expected to re-sign free agent OLB Jo-Lonn Dunbar.

With WLB Alec Ogletree (broken fibula) possibly done for the season, the Rams need veteran depth at linebacker, probably their weakest position group on defense. Dunbar, 30, was released at final cuts by St. Louis.
Oct 5 - 6:03 PM

Brian Quick played six snaps in Sunday's win over the Cardinals.

It remains a bit of a mystery why the Rams are taking things so slow with a player who was their best receiver before injuring his shoulder last season, but his role can obviously only increase. Quick should eventually have value in 12-14 team leagues.
Oct 5 - 2:20 PM

Brian Quick wasn't targeted in the Rams' Week 4 win over the Cardinals.

Active for the first time this season, we could probably count Quick's snaps on one hand. Being active was the first step, but now he has to carve out an offensive role sitting behind Kenny Britt, Tavon Austin, and Stedman Bailey on the depth chart. Quick isn't yet worthy of adding or holding in 12-team leagues.
Oct 4 - 8:42 PM

Kenny Britt didn't catch his lone target in the Rams' Week 4 win over the Cardinals.

Nick Foles only threw for 171 yards but three touchdowns on Sunday. Britt, Stedman Bailey, and Tavon Austin all rotated at receiver. Britt is very boom-or-bust as the Rams' default top wideout. Through four games, he's on pace to catch 44 balls for 732 yards and four scores on 76 targets. Britt is a WR4.
Oct 4 - 8:40 PM

Jared Cook caught 3-of-6 targets for 22 yards in the Rams' Week 4 win over the Cardinals.

Cook dropped a short pass and wasn't able to hang onto what could have been an 11-yard touchdown. Tyrann Mathieu made a good play on the ball, but Cook has shown time and again to have a weak pair of mitts. He's a bottom-barrel TE2 with limited upside. Cook is on pace to catch just 56 balls for 644 scoreless yards. He's off the redraft map next week in Green Bay.
Oct 4 - 8:32 PM

Stedman Bailey caught 2-of-3 targets for 30 yards and one touchdown in the Rams' Week 4 win over the Cardinals.

Bailey had mostly been a non-factor this season before Sunday. He entered the game with four catches for 58 scoreless yards. Now operating as the No. 3 receiver with Chris Givens traded to the Ravens, Bailey scored an 18-yard touchdown against Arizona on a perfect throw into the corner of the end zone by Nick Foles. There's not enough to go around in St. Louis to make Bailey consistent.
Oct 4 - 8:23 PM

Tavon Austin caught 6-of-7 targets for 96 yards and two touchdowns in the Rams' Week 4 win over the Cardinals.

Austin kicked off the scoring for the Rams with a 12-yard touchdown catch on the first possession following Cardinals rookie David Johnson's fumbled kick return. Austin was wide open on the crossing route over the middle. He scored on almost an identical play in the fourth quarter, again from 12 yards out on a crossing pattern. Sandwiched between those two scores was a 47-yard gain on play-action. We might need to start taking Austin a little more seriously, but it's so hard to trust him as anything more than a WR4/5 in such an anemic offense. Austin is on pace for 860 offensive yards and 12 touchdowns. That'd be a real win for the Rams.
Oct 4 - 8:09 PM

Rams WLB Alec Ogletree will need surgery on his fractured ankle and fibula.

The operation suggests Ogletree suffered a fracture, as did coach Jeff Fisher's comments following Sunday's win over Arizona. Fisher said Ogletree might be a candidate for injured reserve/designated for return. Ogletree is a big part of the Rams' run and pass defense as a highly athletic, long-armed coverage maven who also fills with speed against opposing rushing attacks.
Oct 4 - 8:04 PM
Tre Mason - RB - Rams

Tre Mason rushed for minus-one yards on two carries in the Rams' Week 4 win over the Cardinals.

It's safe to cut bait with Mason following Todd Gurley's 146-yard day against Arizona. Mason will merely be a change-of-pace option in the Rams' backfield.
Oct 4 - 8:02 PM

Nick Foles completed 16-of-24 passes for 171 yards and three touchdowns in the Rams' Week 4 win over the Cardinals.

Of course, Foles showed up and tossed three red-zone touchdowns against one of the league's stingiest defenses a week after being a no-show at home against the Steelers. Entering Sunday, the Rams ran eight plays all season in the red zone, and on Sunday, Foles hooked up with Tavon Austin for two 12-yard touchdowns and sandwiched an 18-yarder to Stedman Bailey. He still missed a couple throws, but overall Foles has played better than his numbers would suggest through four games. He's on pace for a meager 20:4 TD:INT ratio. Treat him as a QB2 next week in Green Bay.
Oct 4 - 7:48 PM

Todd Gurley rushed for 146 yards on 19 carries in the Rams' 24-22, Week 4 win over the Cardinals.

He added two catches for 15 yards. It looked like it was going to be another long day for Gurley and the Rams' running game behind a brutal offensive line; Gurley started out with five carries for negative yards, but absolutely went off in the second half, picking up chunk gains of 23 yards, 13 and 52 to seal a victory for St. Louis. He helped bleed the clock for the Rams late in the fourth quarter by picking up first downs and consciously making sure he stayed in bounds at all costs. His open-field speed and vision were on full display in this one. Gurley is going to have up-and-down days behind this group of blockers, but possesses the talent to overcome it at times. Gurley's role should only increase as the full-time workhorse starting next week in Green Bay. Treat him as a locked-in RB2.
Oct 4 - 7:31 PM

Rams WLB Alec Ogletree exited Week 4 against the Cardinals with an ankle injury.

Ogletree had to be carted off the field after getting his right leg rolled up from behind on a third-quarter running play. Daren Bates has replaced Ogletree.
Oct 4 - 6:33 PM

Rams declared QB Sean Mannion, RB Chase Reynolds, S Maurice Alexander, OR Darrell Williams, OT Andrew Donnal, and DE Eugene Sims inactive for Week 4 against the Cardinals.

Nothing to see here. Mannion is the third quarterback as a rookie.
Oct 4 - 3:10 PM

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