The Los Angeles Rams worked remotely Wednesday after three players landed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, but the team’s facility is scheduled to reopen Thursday.
The Rams placed three practice squad players — tight end Kendall Blanton, defensive back Jake Gervase and wide receiver J.J. Koski — into quarantine on Wednesday. The news came a day after the team announced an unnamed player tested positive for COVID-19.
Players and coaches held virtual team meetings as they prepared for a key NFC showdown with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday night.
The Rams will hold a two-hour walkthrough/practice on Thursday, 30 minutes longer than originally scheduled. The team was supposed to have a walkthrough on Wednesday.
This week’s news marked the first in-season positive test for the Rams. Center Brian Allen was the first known NFL player to test positive for the virus in April. Left tackle Andrew Whitworth, who is out with a knee injury, also said he had COVID-19 in the offseason, and rookie linebacker Terrell Lewis tested positive during training camp.
The Rams (6-3) and the Buccaneers (7-3) are both in a strong position to reach the playoffs. The Monday game could prove significant down the road, especially if a head-to-head tiebreaker comes into play for an NFC wild-card berth.