Rams Sign QB Blake Bortles, Place RB Darrell Henderson On IR


The Los Angeles Rams announced Tuesday that they’ve placed RB Darrell Henderson on injured reserve and signed QB Blake Bortles off of the Broncos’ practice squad. 

Blake Bortles

The Rams also activated OT Bobby Evans from injured reserve and released DB Dee Virgin from the practice squad.

Bortles, 28, was taken with the No. 3 overall pick by the Jaguars back in 2014. He played out the final year of his four-year, $20,654,796 rookie contract when the Jaguars picked up his fifth-year option.

Jacksonville elected to sign Bortles to a three-year, $54 million contract that included $26.5 million guaranteed. However, they cut him loose last year after signing Nick Foles to a contract.

Bortles caught on with the Rams on a one-year, $1 million deal for the 2019 season. He signed on with the Broncos a few months ago and has been on and off of their roster. 

In 2019, Bortles appeared in three games for the Rams and completed one of his two passing attempts for three yards.

Henderson, 23, was a third-round pick by the Rams in the 2019 NFL Draft out of Memphis after Los Angeles traded up with the Buccaneers to acquire him. He is currently playing on a four-year, $4.21 million rookie contract.

In 2020, Henderson has appeared in 15 games for the Rams and rushed 138 times for 624 yards (4.5 YPC) and five touchdowns. He also has 16 receptions for 159 yards (9.9 YPC) and one touchdown.

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