Originally published by RamsNewswire.com
The bye week helped pay huge dividends for the Los Angeles Rams and the overall health of their roster heading into Week 10 of the 2020 NFL season.
The extra week of rest gave them ample time to construct a proper game plan to make a statement against the Seattle Seahawks in a battle for first place this weekend. Not only that, they will be welcoming back two key components of their elite defense in safety Jordan Fuller and defensive tackle A’Shawn Robinson.
The return of Fuller and Robinson should help to kick things up a notch on the defensive side of the ball. Fortunately, it appears they will receive some assurance on offense as well.
Head coach Sean McVay provided some more good news with left guard Joseph Noteboom set to return to the active 53-man roster versus Seattle, per Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic:
Sean McVay says the Rams will elevate LG Joe Noteboom (calf) to the 53-man this week, and that will fill their last roster spot. Depth with Edwards missing a day of practice.
— Jourdan Rodrigue (@JourdanRodrigue) November 11, 2020
Noteboom has been sidelined for the last six games with a calf injury. He was replaced by David Edwards during that time, however, the second-year left guard was absent from practice with an abdominal injury.
Noteboom’s return helps shore up some much-needed depth up front amid Edwards’ uncertain status. The improved play along the offensive line has helped this offense put up the sixth-most total yards per game (396.4) this season.
The Rams were forced to make some cuts in order to make room for both Fuller and Robinson in Week 10. Linebacker Natrez Patrick and center Cohl Cabral found themselves as the casualties of getting them back into the mix. The moves indicate that rookie linebacker Terrell Lewis could be poised for a bigger role on both defense and special teams moving forward.
L.A. has an opportunity to potentially take control of the NFC West with a win over Seattle at home heading into the second half of the season.
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