LA Rams Von Miller is back, and he’s chasing the QBs
The LA Rams have more news on the players returning in time to prepare for their Week 15 game against the visiting Seattle Seahawks. The team removed veteran outside linebacker Von Miller and inside linebacker Christian Rozeboom from the Reserve / COVID-19 roster and activated both RB Jake Funk and LB Travin Howard of Injured Reserve.
These transactions leave 16 players remaining on the reserve / COVID-19 roster, three from the team’s training squad and 13 from the squad’s active roster. The Rams’ outside linebacker is now at optimal depth, with only Ogbonnia Okoronkwo remaining out of action.
Transactions with LA rams:
â¢ Activated, from the reserve LB Von Miller, RB Jake Funk, LB Travin Howard, LB Christian Rozeboom
â¢ Activated by the training team (COVID-19 replacement) DB Grant Haley, DB Damarious Randall
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Getting Von Miller is huge, as the team now have much better options on how to deploy versatile linebacker Justin Hollins, and can keep rookie Ernest Jones up to date if needed.
Von Miller chases quarterbacks
As Miller continues to search for his first quarterback sack in an LA Rams uniform, don’t be naive in thinking he hasn’t been a huge advantage for this LA Rams defense. He did exactly what the team needed, containing enough movable quarterbacks for Aaron Donald to take them down.
And yes, Russell Wilson is a mobile quarterback. Now the new Rams edge-rusher is hoping for some love in return and gets his hands on Wilson for his first Rams quarterback sack. Look for one, and maybe more, that will happen in week 15.
Historically, the LA Rams have been successful in reaching Russell Wilson in the past. Not only was Aaron Donald a real terror, but last year Leonard Floyd and Terrell Lewis were incredibly good at bringing down Wilson. Miller is hungry and will be on the edge of this one as well. This one has the feel and all the makings for a great Miller game.
The Rams list remains a challenge
While Von Miller’s return is huge, the Rams’ roster remains an enigma in both the secondary and right offensive tackle. Currently, Rob Havenstein and his Week 14 replacement Joseph Noteboom remain on the team’s COVID list. This not only forces the LA Rams to throw a rather untested offensive lineman on the right tackle, most likely OT Bobby Evans, but will limit the team’s ability to send a sixth offensive lineman to the field for packages of. powerful racing staff.
Defensive back Jordan Fuller also remains on the list. Not only does that significantly hurt the team’s pass coverage, but Fuller’s defensive appeal will likely go to rookie Ernest Jones now. Jones has played spectacularly in the last two games so far, both of which were wins. Will he be able to assume the ancillary tasks, while dominating in the middle of the defense? Let’s hope so.
Finally, the team will not get TE Tyler Higbee back. In Week 14, the Rams went with TE Kendall Blanton, who caught two of three targets for 29 yards. Look for a similar type of play for him, with a handful of targets and maybe a few key landings to move the chains.
We do not have any additional information at this time regarding Seattle Seahawks’ transactions involving players leading up to tonight’s game.