Rams QB Jared Goff, OT Andrew Whitworth making progress to play
Things are looking up for the Los Angeles Rams’ offense ahead of their NFC wild-card game at the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday.
Quarterback Jared Goff was upgraded to questionable on the Rams’ injury report, and offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth was activated off injured reserve Thursday. Those two bits of positive news came one day after wide receiver Cooper Kupp was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list.
Goff, who hasn’t played since having surgery to repair his broken and dislocated right thumb Dec. 28, went through a “normal practice” Wednesday, according to Rams coach Sean McVay.
“Ball handling, throwing some routes on air, getting a little bit of work off to the side when the defense was going, and got some stuff in with our offensive guys,” McVay told reporters Wednesday.
McVay, who added that he was “pleased” with what he saw from Goff, said earlier this week he would not announce a decision about his starting quarterback before game time. If Goff can’t play, John Wolford would make another start. Wolford led the Rams to an 18-7 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.
Whitworth hasn’t played since he injured his PCL and MCL at home against the Seahawks on Nov. 15. He’s expected to be back in the starting lineup Saturday.
“(I feel) great,” he said in a video conference after practice Wednesday. “You know I’ve had some time off. Any time you’re a veteran player it feels good to have a little break for a little while. So you know what, it’s been a grind, it’s been a lot of work to get back, and ups and downs obviously any time you’re injured. But it feels good now, so I feel confident and looking forward to the opportunity.”
–Field Level Media