On Friday, the Los Angeles Rams announced that they’ve placed third-round OLB Terrell Lewis and rookie DT Michael Hoecht on the COVID-19 list.
Rams OL Chandler Brewer also announced that he’s opting out of the 2020 season.
“With my history with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, I am at high risk and will opt out of playing in the NFL this season,” Brewer said. “I would like to thank the Rams for their support and I look forward to getting back on the field in 2021 and beyond.”
“Chandler is a promising player in this league and we fully support his decision,” Rams General Manager Les Snead said. “He has fought through adversity before and we look forward to him being back on the field with us next year.”
Brewer, 23, wound up going undrafted out of Middle Tennessee State back in 2019. He later signed a three-year, $1.755 million contract with the Rams.
Unfortunately, Brewer was waived coming out of the preseason and later re-signed to the Rams’ practice squad. Los Angeles eventually promoted him to their active roster in November.
In 2019, Brewer was active for seven games.
Lewis, 21, was a one-year starter at Alabama and earned second-team All-SEC honors last season. The Rams selected him with the No. 84 pick in this year’s draft.
He’s projected to sign a four-year, $4,638,592 rookie contract that includes a $933,523 signing bonus.
During his two-year college career, Lewis recorded 47 total tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss, seven sacks, three pass defenses, and one fumble recovery.