The Rams announced Thursday they have placed DL Michael Brockers on the COVID-19 list.
We've placed Michael Brockers on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) December 31, 2020
Regardless of if Brockers tested positive or is a close contact, this makes him unlikely to suit up Sunday, the latest setback for the already shorthanded Rams.
The COVID-19 list was created this summer for a player who either tests positive for or who has been quarantined after having been in close contact with an infected person or persons.
Players will remain on the list until they are medically cleared to return.
Brockers, 30, is a former first-round pick of the Rams back in 2012. He was in the final year of his four-year, $9.522 million rookie contract when the Rams picked up his fifth-year option.
From there, Brockers agreed to a three-year extension worth over $33 million that included more than $16 million guaranteed. After initially signing with the Ravens in free agency, Brockers returned to the Rams on a three-year, $24 million deal after his original deal with Baltimore fell through
In 2020, Brockers appeared in 15 games for the Rams and recorded 51 tackles and five sacks. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 65 interior defender out of 131 qualifying players.