The Los Angeles Rams reported that they have placed OLB Terrell Lewis and DL Michael Hoecht on the reserve/COVID-19 list. This doesn’t necessarily mean that that both rookies have the Coronavirus, but they may have been exposed to it by being around someone that was diagnosed.
This basically means that Lewis and Hoecht cannot join the team until they’re cleared off the list. They can be activated after 10 days or as soon as five days if they have two negative tests.
Lewis and Hoecht are the first Rams to make an appearance on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Many teams around the NFL have placed some players, and there are now few teams that have yet to report a single player to their lists.
Lewis is the Rams’ third round NFL Draft pick (84th overall) out of Alabama. Hoecht is an undrafted free agent but the Rams picked him up out of Brown University.
Chandler Brewer Opts out of the 2020 season
Offensive lineman Chandler Brewer has decided to opt out for the 2020 season. Brewer has had a history with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and is at risk with COVID-19 still a threat.
Brewer is the first player from the Rams to opt out of the 2020 season. He does hope to return in 2021.
This puts the Rams in an interesting spot since Brewer was supposed to compete for a roster spot. Brewer initially was picked up as an undrafted free agent in 2019 out of Middle Tennessee. Brewer spent the majority of the season on the practice squad, but made the active roster toward the end of the season.