Cooper Kupp is expected to make his return tomorrow. As NFL.com’s Jason B. Hirschhorn notes, the wideout wasn’t included on the Rams’ final injury report, an indication that he’s good to go for his team’s matchup against the Saints.
Kupp missed the past two games as he dealt with a knee injury, but the receiver had made progress throughout the past week. Head coach Sean McVay all but confirmed Kupp’s return yesterday, saying the wideout was on track to return to the lineup.
“He is, yeah,” McVay said (via ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Twitter). “He was feeling good yesterday. Today will really be the big day just based on the way that we’re operating as far as practice goes. Our belief is that he’s going to be good to go.”
The 25-year-old was proving that his impressive 2017 rookie campaign wasn’t a fluke, as he’s hauled in 30 receptions for 438 yards and five touchdowns in six games (six starts) this season. The former third-rounder had also collected four rushing attempts and a punt return.
Kupp will be rejoining an electric Rams offense that’s also led by quarterback Jared Goff, running back Todd Gurley, and fellow wideouts Brandin Cooks and Robert Woods. With Kupp back in full health, the team could realistically look to move on from any of their other four healthy receivers: Josh Reynolds, Nick Williams, Jojo Natson, and KhaDarel Hodge (the team also has Pharoh Cooper and Mike Thomas sitting on the injured reserve).
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