Jan 7, 2024; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Seattle Seahawks tight end Will Dissly (89) scores a touchdown in the first half against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Seahawks edge Cardinals but miss playoffs

Geno Smith threw a 34-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Lockett with 1:54 remaining, then found Lockett in the back of the end zone for a two-point conversion, as the Seattle Seahawks defeated the Arizona Cardinals 21-20 Sunday afternoon in Glendale, Ariz.

Despite the victory, the Seahawks (9-8) missed the playoffs, as they also needed a Green Bay loss to Chicago in the regular-season finale.

Arizona’s Matt Prater missed a 51-yard field-goal attempt on the game’s final play. Prater also was wide right on a 43-yard try with 2:59 left that would’ve given the Cardinals a 10-point lead.

Smith completed 16 of 28 passes for 189 yards and two touchdowns. Kenneth Walker III rushed for 78 yards on 17 attempts.

Arizona’s James Conner rushed 27 times for 150 yards and a touchdown, eclipsing 1,000 yards in a season for the first time in his NFL career. Kyler Murray was 22-of-30 passing for 262 yards and one TD.

The Cardinals (4-13) took their only lead on a fake field-goal attempt, with Murray throwing an 8-yard touchdown pass to tight end Trey McBride in the back of the end zone with 9:52 remaining.

After trailing 13-6 at the half, the Cardinals tied the score at 13 on their opening possession of the third quarter, going 87 yards on just four plays. After Murray was stopped for a 1-yard loss on first down, Conner took a screen pass and went 34 yards down the left sideline. Murray threw a 25-yard pass to tight end Elijah Higgins, then Conner rushed around the left end for a 29-yard touchdown.

Seattle scored on its opening drive of the game, getting a 33-yard field goal from Jason Myers.

The Cardinals responded with a 23-yarder from Prater. It was the 400th career field goal for Prater, who was playing in his 250th NFL game.

Smith threw a 19-yard scoring strike to tight end Will Dissly midway through the second quarter for the lone touchdown of the half. The drive was kept alive when Smith found Lockett for 37 yards on third-and-8 from Seattle’s 41-yard line.

Prater kicked a 34-yarder with 1:57 left in the half to pull the Cardinals within 10-6.

The Seahawks drove into field-goal range, and Myers booted a 29-yarder as time expired in the first half. It was Myers’ 35th field goal of the season, breaking the franchise record he set last year.

–Field Level Media

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith and head coach Pete Carroll (background) can crash the playoffs with a win and some help from the Chicago Bears. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Big Bears fans, Seahawks stalk playoff spot in Arizona

For the second year in a row, the Seattle Seahawks enter the final week of the regular season needing a win and a big assist.

A loss last week left the Seahawks in the same predicament they were in at this time last season: They need a victory over a division opponent and a Green Bay Packers loss to make the NFL playoffs.

Things worked out for the Seahawks last season, but can they go 2-for-2?

“I never imagined we’d be in this situation again, but here we are,” Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith said heading into Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz.

The Seahawks (8-8) controlled their playoff fate until last week but surrendered that advantage by giving up 202 yards on the ground in a 30-23 loss to visiting Pittsburgh.

“There’s one game to go. We’ve been here before,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. “We’ve got to go to Arizona and go play really well and get a win and see where that leaves us.”

Last season, the Seahawks needed a victory in Week 18 against the visiting Los Angeles Rams and for Detroit to win at Green Bay in the Sunday night game that added to the season-ending drama.

This time Seattle will need to win on the road while rooting for the Packers to lose again at home, this time to Chicago. There will be some scoreboard watching with the games kicking off at 4:25 p.m. ET.

But Seattle can’t afford to take Arizona lightly, especially after the Cardinals rallied from a 15-point deficit to shock the Philadelphia Eagles last Sunday.

“(This) week is not going to be an easy game. We’ve got to go out there in their place and make it happen,” Smith said. “We’re the type of team that’s going to always bounce back. We’ve got the right leadership. We’ve got the right coaches, right players, and we’re going to make it happen. We’re going to find a way to make it happen.”

The Cardinals (4-12) have gone 3-4 since starting quarterback Kyler Murray returned from surgery on his anterior cruciate ligament. In the 35-31 win over the reigning NFC champion Eagles last week, Murray completed 25 of 31 passes for 232 yards and a season-high three touchdowns.

Running back James Conner played a starring role, including the game-winning TD, which could be cause for concern after the Seahawks were demolished by Pittsburgh’s previously stagnant ground attack.

“The guys, they played well,” Murray said. “We executed and we did our thing and, you know, it’s good. It’s good to feel that. Obviously, with everything that’s happened, a lot of disappointment this year, a lot of tough losses, but trying to finish the season off the right way.”

First-year Cardinals coach Jonathan Gannon boomed with pride in his team finishing strong.

“I know our record isn’t what we want it to be, and that falls on me, but they have confidence,” Gannon said. “They never waver. And what I’m really pleased about is the way they practice that effort. They stay together. They focus. Attention to detail. A lot of teams just pack it in right now. That’s not our guys in there. So that’s just a tribute to the character in the locker room.”

Cardinals starting left tackle D.J. Humphries won’t play this week. He suffered a torn ACL in his left knee last week and was placed on injured reserve. Defensive lineman Dante Stills (knee), linebacker Dennis Gardeck (knee) and cornerback Garrett Williams (ankle) are also in danger of sitting out Sunday.

The Seahawks have their own injury concerns on the offensive line. Starting center Evan Brown (concussion) and right tackle Abraham Lucas (knee) missed practice, as did backup tackle Jason Peters (foot).

Running back Kenneth Walker III (shoulder) also sat out, but Carroll seemed optimistic the Seahawks’ leading rusher would play Sunday. Also missing practice were nose tackle Jarran Reed, defensive end Mario Edwards and linebacker Nick Bellore, all with knee injuries.

–Field Level Media

Dec 24, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA;  Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) signals to his team against the Chicago Bears during the first half at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

Cardinals QB Kyler Murray (illness) not practicing Wednesday

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray has a “holiday bug” and will not practice Wednesday.

Head coach Jonathan Gannon added that he was not concerned about Murray’s availability for the rest of the week.

The Cardinals (3-12) visit the Philadelphia Eagles (11-4) on Sunday afternoon.

Murray, 26, has passed for 1,305 yards with six touchdowns and four interceptions in six starts this season.

The two-time Pro Bowl selection missed the first nine games while recovering from a torn ACL.

Murray’s illness means rookie Clayton Tune likely will get the first-team reps at Wednesday’s practice.

–Field Level Media

Dec 24, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA;  Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (1) passes in the first half against the Arizona Cardinals at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Sabau-USA TODAY Sports

Bears take big lead early, hold off Cardinals

Justin Fields passed for one touchdown and rushed for another, and the Chicago Bears held on for a 27-16 win over the visiting Arizona Cardinals on Sunday afternoon.

Khalil Herbert rushed for 112 yards and a touchdown for Chicago (6-9), which won for the third time in its past four games. Marcedes Lewis had a receiving touchdown.

Kyler Murray completed 24 of 38 passes for 230 yards and two touchdowns for Arizona (3-12). James Connor and Greg Dortch had one touchdown catch apiece.

Chicago opened the scoring midway through the first quarter. Fields dropped back and quickly scanned the field before tucking the ball and sprinting to his left for a 3-yard rushing touchdown.

It was the third rushing score this season for Fields. He has 13 rushing touchdowns in 38 career games.

The Bears made it 14-0 early in the second quarter. Herbert took a handoff, cut to his left and outraced the Cardinals defense to the front pylon for an 11-yard touchdown.

Fields struck again, this time with his arm, to increase the Bears’ advantage to 21-0 with 7:12 remaining in the first half. He rolled to his right and fired a strike to Lewis for a 1-yard touchdown.

The play marked the 40th career receiving touchdown for the 39-year-old Lewis, who is in his 18th NFL season. He scored 33 touchdowns with the Jacksonville Jaguars and six with the Green Bay Packers before joining the Bears this season.

Arizona got on the scoreboard with 2:27 to go before halftime. Conner hauled in a high pass from Murray and sprinted in for a 16-yard touchdown.

The Cardinals cut the deficit to 21-10 on their first possession of the third quarter. Matt Prater connected on a 55-yard field goal.

Chicago answered with its first field goal with 1:04 remaining in the third quarter. Cairo Santos connected from 49 yards out one day after he agreed to a four-year contract extension.

Arizona pulled within 24-16 with 6:37 left in the fourth quarter. Murray passed to an open Dortch a couple yards past the line of scrimmage, and Dortch made two defenders miss for a 38-yard score.

Santos added a 29-yard field goal with 1:02 left to seal the outcome.

–Field Level Media

Nov 27, 2023; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (1) throws a pass during the game against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Bears bid to ride recent home success into clash vs. Cards

The Chicago Bears chase a familiar recipe of home-cooked success when they welcome the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday afternoon.

Chicago (5-9) has won its last three games at Soldier Field, toppling the Las Vegas Raiders, Carolina Panthers and Detroit Lions. The Bears hope to bounce back after a 20-17 loss on the road last week against the Cleveland Browns.

They will try to do so against Arizona (3-11), which has lost three of four and nine of 11.

Bears quarterback Justin Fields heaved a Hail Mary pass at the end of last week’s game that landed in the arms of wideout Darnell Mooney. Mooney, however, could not finish the catch, and instead he inadvertently kicked the ball into the air for a game-ending interception.

Barring injury, Fields has four more games to show Chicago’s front office and coaching staff why he deserves to keep the starting job heading into next season. Fields has completed 61.4 percent of his passes for 14 touchdowns and eight interceptions this season, and he has rushed for 488 yards and a pair of scores.

Arizona coach Jonathan Gannon said his team faced a tough task in stopping Fields.

“Here’s what I know about him,” Gannon said. “He can make every throw on the field when it’s cold and rainy in Chicago, like it’s going to be. Wind doesn’t matter because he’s got a huge arm. He’s extremely mobile. He’s hard to tackle. His extension of plays is very productive. When you’ve got a play, when you have to design a plan for that type of skill set at quarterback, it makes it very challenging. …

“He can beat you when the ball comes out on time and he can beat you when the ball does not come out on time. There’s some guys that can do that, but there’s not a ton of them.”

Gannon also is eager to see his own quarterback perform. Kyler Murray is set to make his sixth start since returning from injury.

The 26-year-old Murray has completed 62.1 percent of his passes for 1,075 yards, four touchdowns and four interceptions. He has rushed for 155 yards and three scores.

The Cardinals’ top receiving target is tight end Trey McBride, who has 66 catches for 712 yards and two touchdowns. Wideout Marquise Brown has 51 catches for 574 yards and four touchdowns, but his status is in question because of a heel injury.

Brown did not take part in the Cardinals’ first full practice of the week. Neither did wideout Greg Dortch (shoulder), linebacker Victor Dimukeje (foot), tight end Travis Vokolek (personal) and cornerback Garrett Williams (knee).

The Bears had seven players miss the first practice of the week including Mooney (illness), fellow wideout Equanimeous St. Brown (pectoral), offensive lineman Tevin Jenkins (concussion) and defensive lineman Jaylon Jones (calf).

Bears safety Eddie Jackson said he was confident in himself and his teammates. The team has won two of its past three games and three of its past five.

“We’re a tough group of guys,” Jackson said. “We continue to rally around each other.”

–Field Level Media

Dec 17, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy (13) throws against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Brock Purdy tosses four touchdowns as 49ers blitz Cardinals

Brock Purdy threw four touchdown passes, two apiece to Christian McCaffrey and Deebo Samuel, and the San Francisco 49ers defeated the Arizona Cardinals 45-29 in Glendale, Ariz., on Sunday afternoon.

Purdy completed 16 of 25 passes for 242 yards as the Niners (11-3), who have won six straight, remained atop the NFC standings and clinched the West title.

McCaffrey added a 1-yard scoring run and finished with 187 total yards. He ran for 115 yards on 18 carries and made five catches for 72 yards.

His first scoring catch covered 5 yards as the Niners extended their lead to 21-13 late in the second quarter. The other, which went for 41 yards, came early in the third, and he was so open that he fell after making the catch, but still had time to get up to run the final 10 yards.

James Conner ran for 86 yards and a touchdown for the Cardinals (3-11), who were coming off a bye week. Emari Demercado had a 49-yard touchdown burst for Arizona early in the fourth quarter.

Kyler Murray went 26 of 39 passing for 211 yards and an 8-yard touchdown pass to Elijah Higgins in the final minute. Murray was picked off twice, giving him four interceptions this season vs. four touchdowns.

Arizona tight end Trey McBride made 10 catches for 102 yards. Another tight end, Geoff Swaim, left on a cart with a right calf injury in the second quarter and did not return.

Arizona amassed 436 yards to 406 for San Francisco.

The 49ers led 14-13 with 6:14 left in the first half before going on an eventful 10-play, 75-yard drive. Purdy missed three plays during the sequence with a shoulder injury, but he returned to hit McCaffrey for the 5-yard score with 1:14 left before the break.

The teams traded 75-yard touchdown drives to open the game. The Cardinals capped theirs with Conner’s 2-yard run, and Samuel caught a 12-yard strike from Purdy to tie the game at 7-7.

The Cardinals moved into Niners territory on their next possession but faced fourth-and-3 at the 42-yard line. Chavarius Ward stepped in front of a Murray pass over the middle and brought it back 66 yards for a touchdown and a 14-7 lead. He picked off Murray again in the fourth quarter.

Matt Prater kicked field goals of 58 and 43 yards to get the Cardinals within 14-13. He later added a 28-yarder.

–Field Level Media

Dec 10, 2023; Santa Clara, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy (13) throws a pass against the Seattle Seahawks during the second quarter at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

Playoff-bound 49ers stay hungry for Brock Purdy’s homecoming at Arizona

It’s homecoming weekend for Brock Purdy as his San Francisco 49ers continue the chase for the No. 1 NFC seed on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz.

The 49ers (10-3) are the first team to clinch a playoff spot. They also are on a five-game winning streak during which they have outscored opponents 162-65.

The Cardinals (3-10) are rested after a bye week, have won two of their last four games since Kyler Murray’s return, and are looking to spoil the Purdy party.

Before he was the final player selected in the 2022 NFL Draft and before he became a leading 2023 MVP candidate, Purdy starred at Perry High School in Gilbert, Ariz. That’s about 40 miles from the site of Sunday’s game at State Farm Stadium, the same venue where he led Iowa State to a Fiesta Bowl win over Oregon on Jan. 2, 2021.

Purdy deflected talk about NFL MVP buzz this week.

“I’m trying to do what I can for this team, for this Sunday, and for this practice or this meeting. I’m not getting caught up in awards and stuff like that,” he said. “If anything, I look at it more as a team award. I have a great surrounding cast. I’ve got guys around me that are all making plays, a great defense, great special teams. And so that’s a testament to the team that I have.”

In addition to putting on a show for family and friends, Purdy wants to keep San Francisco in control of its postseason destiny. With wins by 23 points over the Philadelphia Eagles and by 32 over the Dallas Cowboys (both also are 10-3), the 49ers will earn the only first-round bye in the NFC if they win out.

Purdy passed for 368 yards with two touchdowns and an interception in last Sunday’s 28-16 victory against Seattle. He leads the NFL in completion percentage (70.2) and quarterback rating (116.9) entering Week 15.

Purdy threw for 283 yards and a touchdown and also ran for a late score in the first meeting with Arizona, a 35-16 win at Levi’s Stadium in Week 4. Murray was still rehabbing from ACL surgery in that game and Joshua Dobbs — now with the Minnesota Vikings — passed for 265 yards and two scores for the Cardinals.

The difference-maker that day was 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey, who ran for 106 yards and three TDs and caught seven passes for 71 yards and a score.

The Cardinals played their most complete game of the season before their bye, a 24-10 win at Pittsburgh in Week 13. That game featured 105 rushing yards and two touchdowns from James Conner and eight catches for 89 yards and a TD by second-year tight end Trey McBride.

“We’re a tough team. We’re going to fight every game,” McBride said. “(Division) games mean a little bit more. Those are the ones that mean the most, so we’re trying to get those ones. Obviously, the 49ers are playing really well right now. Coming into our house, I think it’s going to be a great matchup and I’m excited.”

The 49ers are 4-0 in the NFC West and the Cardinals are 0-4. San Francisco has swept the last three meetings by a combined margin of 111-39.

Starting defensive tackles Javon Hargrave (hamstring) and Arik Armstead (foot, knee), cornerback Charvarius Ward (groin), linebacker Dre Greenlaw (ankle, hip) and left tackle Trent Williams (ankle, rest) did not practice Wednesday for the 49ers.

Marquise Brown (heel) did not practice Wednesday for the Cardinals, but fellow receiver Michael Wilson (shoulder) returned and is on track to play for the first time since Week 10.

–Field Level Media

Oct 8, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, United States; Arizona Cardinals tight end Zach Ertz (86) celebrates his touchdown reception against the Cincinnati Bengals at State Farm Stadium.

TE Zach Ertz granted request for release by Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals released tight end Zach Ertz on Thursday.

The decision to part ways was said to be mutual, per Ertz’s former teammate, J.J. Watt.

The Cardinals will move on with tight end Trey McBride while Ertz will head to waivers.

Ertz, 33, was placed on injured reserve on Oct. 24 due to a quad strain. He sustained the injury two days earlier in Arizona’s 20-10 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

A three-time Pro Bowl selection, Ertz has 27 catches for 187 yards and a touchdown in seven games this season.

This is the second straight season that Ertz has landed on IR. Last season, he tore his ACL and MCL in a Week 10 game against the Los Angeles Rams.

A Super Bowl champion with Philadelphia, Ertz has caught 709 passes for 7,434 yards and 46 touchdowns in 151 career games with the Eagles (2013-21) and Cardinals.

McBride, 24, trails only wideout Marquise Brown for the team lead in catches (48) and receiving yards (521). He also has one touchdown reception. Brown has 51 receptions and 574 receiving yards to go along with four scores.

–Field Level Media

Nov 26, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) throws a pass against the Arizona Cardinals in the first half at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Matthew Stafford leads Rams to rout of Cardinals

Matthew Stafford threw a season-high four touchdown passes Sunday and the visiting Los Angeles Rams won consecutive games for the first time this season with a 37-14 victory over the Arizona Cardinals at Glendale, Ariz.

Tyler Higbee caught two TD passes and Kyren Williams added two receiving TDs of his own after missing the past four games with an ankle injury. Royce Freeman added a rushing TD for the Rams (5-6), who earned their ninth consecutive victory at Arizona.

Los Angeles head coach Sean McVay improved to 12-2 all-time against Arizona in regular-season games.

Williams added 143 rushing yards on 16 carries, including a 56-yard run in the third quarter that is the Rams’ longest play this season. Stafford was 25-of-33 passing for 229 yards and one interception.

Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray was 27-of-45 passing for 256 yards and a touchdown in his third game of the season, missing the first nine games after knee surgery. Arizona (2-10) was held under 200 net yards through three quarters while losing for the eighth time in nine games.

The Rams went 75 yards in nine plays on their opening drive of the game, scoring on Stafford’s 7-yard pass to Higbee.

The Cardinals answered with a 75-yard drive of their own in 12 plays, with Murray scoring on a 2-yard run, while Clayton Tune ran for the two-point conversion and an 8-7 Arizona lead.

The Rams scored a pair of touchdowns in the second quarter for a 21-8 lead, with Higbee catching a 5-yard scoring strike and Williams taking a catch and run into the end zone from 15 yards out with 59 seconds remaining in the first half.

In a microcosm of the Cardinals’ day, Matt Prater made a 56-yard field goal as time expired in the second quarter but it was negated by a holding penalty that ended the first half.

The Rams put the game away on a 13-play, 54-yard drive that ended with Williams’ 3-yard TD reception from Stafford and a 31-8 lead with 12:41 remaining. It was Williams’ ninth TD of the season, three receiving, in seven games.

Freeman scored for the Rams on a 23-yard run with 8:19 remaining and the Cardinals found the end zone on a 6-yard reception from Murray to Greg Dortch with 5:12 to play.

–Field Level Media

Nov 19, 2023; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) runs against Seattle Seahawks linebacker Darrell Taylor (52) in the fourth quarter at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Rams to ride maturing defense vs. Cardinals

One week after the Los Angeles Rams’ defense bullied its way to a victory, it will square off on the road against a motivated quarterback in the Arizona Cardinals’ Kyler Murray on Sunday at Glendale, Ariz.

The Rams’ up-and-down ride of a year is back on the rise after a 17-16 victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, which ended a three-game losing streak.

Opening their season with low expectations from everybody but themselves amid a challenging early schedule, the Rams won three of their first six games, hit their losing skid then defeated the Seahawks for the second time in 2023.

While the Rams’ offense led a surprise victory at Seattle to open the season, the Aaron Donald-led defense highlighted the win at Los Angeles over the weekend.

It was Donald who knocked the Seahawks’ Geno Smith from the game on a quarterback pressure late in the third quarter Sunday. Smith missed two full series and then was foiled in his bid to lead a final game-winning drive.

The Seahawks were held to 87 net yards in the second half when they scored three points.

“They have done a really good job and I think you’re seeing a lot of guys get better,” Rams head coach Sean McVay said of the defense. “They’re accumulating experience. … I think everybody has probably been surprised except for the people in this building.”

While the Los Angeles defense has been the star of late, Matthew Stafford did return at quarterback against the Seahawks after missing a game with a thumb injury. He led a 10-point comeback without wide receiver Cooper Kupp, who left early with an ankle injury. Kupp and safety Quentin Lake (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday.

After missing four games, the Rams will see running back Kyren Williams (ankle) return. Williams, who leads the Rams with 456 yards and six touchdowns on the ground, was injured in Los Angeles’ 26-9 victory over Arizona on Oct. 15.

“You go back to his last game and arguably it was his best game statistically,” Rams offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur said of Williams’ 158 yards and one touchdown against Arizona. “… He brings an element of explosiveness.”

Murray returned from knee surgery to lead the Cardinals to a 25-23 victory over the Atlanta Falcons in Week 10, but his late rally stalled out on Sunday in a 21-16 road defeat to the Houston Texans.

Murray had 214 yards passing and 51 rushing against the Texans, but the 27 yards he couldn’t cover was the difference. The Cardinals were stopped deep in Texans territory in the final minute, turning the ball over on downs just inside the Houston 30.

Murray put the defeat on his shoulders.

“I feel like I had enough chances to win the game,” Murray said immediately after the loss. “(I) let the team down.”

A few days has done little to relieve the disappointment.

“You come back in and watch it and it’s reaggravation that you get,” Murray said Wednesday. “You’re frustrated with, ‘How did this happen? How did we end up in that situation?’ You go over the mistakes and where we can get better.”

Defense is where the Cardinals also can improve. They enter Sunday in the bottom third of the NFL with 349.5 yards allowed per game and 25.8 points allowed. While Arizona held Houston under that point total Sunday, it allowed 419 total yards.

That defense was without three players at practice Wednesday as safety Joey Blount (knee), cornerback Antonio Hamilton (groin) and tackle Kevin Strong (knee) were out. Wide receiver Michael Wilson (shoulder) also missed practice. Receivers Marquise Brown (heel) and Zach Pascal (hamstring) were limited.

Defensive tackle Larrell Murchison (knee) and center Coleman Shelton (ankle) also missed practice for the Rams, who had a limited practice from receiver Puka Nacua (shoulder) and cornerback Cobie Durant (shoulder).

–Field Level Media