The Los Angeles Rams will be without the services of ILB Travin Howard for the 2020 season due to a torn meniscus, according to Atlantic reporter, Jourdan Rodrigue.
This is a big blow to the Rams’ inside linebacker corps, that’s already running thin as it is. Howard was expected to be a favorite to start opposite of Micah Kiser. Now the Rams will have to evaluate the depth and consider starting Kenny Young or rookie Clay Johnston as potential replacements.
It’s not certain how often the Rams will run two ILBs, but we can expect to see Taylor Rapp drop down to play the hybrid linebacker role more often. This seems more likely with the emergence of rookie safeties Terrell Burgess and Jordan Fuller.
Last season, Howard saw some playing time toward the end of the 2019 season, but played the majority of the year on the practice squad. Reports were suggesting that Howard was having an excellent training camp.