Rams Placing LT Andrew Whitworth, S Taylor Rapp & K Kai Forbath On IR

     

Rams HC Sean McVay announced Monday that LT Andrew Whitworth’s knee injury is “about as good as it could be” and while it’s not considered a season-ending issue, he will still miss six-eight weeks, per Jourdan Rodrigue

According to McVay, Whitworth, S Taylor Rapp and K Kai Forbath will all be placed on injured reserve. 

Rapp has a knee injury and is expected to return at some point this season. As for Forbath, he has a lateral ankle sprain. 

It’s worth mentioning that the NFL changed the rules regarding injured reserve for the 2020 season and players can return from the list in just three weeks. 

Whitworth, 38, is a former second-round pick of the Bengals back in 2006. He spent 11 years in Cincinnati before signing a three-year, $33.75 million contract that included $15 million guaranteed with the Rams in 2017.

Whitworth made a base salary of $10.25 million for the 2019 season. The Rams brought him back on a three-year extension this past March. 

In 2020, Whitworth has appeared in nine games for the Rams and started all of them at left tackle.

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