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#pounditTuesday, March 2, 2021

Cooper Kupp appears on track to play Week 9 against Saints

The Los Angeles Rams are traveling to New Orleans on Sunday to take on the Saints in what many expect to be the shootout of the week, and they should be getting a nice boost in their passing game.

Cooper Kupp, who suffered what at the time looked like a season-ending injury in Week 6, returned to practice on Wednesday. While he was a limited participant, Rams coach Sean McVay said there’s a “good chance” the wide receiver will suit up.

The undefeated Rams are one of the deepest offensive teams in football, and they have had no trouble continuing to score points in Kupp’s absence. Robert Woods and Brandin Cooks have been able to pick up the slack, while Todd Gurley continues to run (and catch) like an MVP candidate.

Still, having Kupp back will only make L.A. more dangerous. The 2017 third-round pick has missed the past two games after suffering a sprained MCL, and those injuries have a tendency to linger. He could be playing at less than 100 percent if he suits up, but it’s a positive sign that he’s back on the practice field after how nasty the initial injury looked.


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