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Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay had

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never considered the possibility of losing starting cornerbacks Aqib Talib and Marcus Peters in the same game.It happened in the Rams' 35-23 win over the Chargers on Sunday Los Angeles Rams Jerseys Stitched , and Los Angeles could be without both Talib and Peters against Minnesota on Thursday night.Talib could miss a significant amount of time and will likely need surgery to repair an ankle injury he sustained in the second half, McVay said Monday."He is going to get a second opinion tomorrow, but more than likely he's going to have something that will probably require surgery. But hopefully we'll get him back in some point in time, and he'll handle it the right way and do everything he can to get back sooner than later," McVay said.A 2016 All-Pro and five-time Pro Bowler who was acquired in a trade with Denver for a fifth-round pick in the offseason, Talib has six tackles and two passes defended for a Rams defense that has allowed a league-low 12 points per game.Los Angeles has allowed two touchdown passes through its first three games.A decision on whether to place Talib on injured reserve would come once there is more information available and a course of treatment is determined, McVay said. The Rams would be able to activate Talib eight weeks after placing him on injured reserve."There's a couple different layers to it, but if we did do something like that, he's certainly a guy that we would definitely want to be able to bring back at some point," McVay said.McVay said the Rams caught a break regarding the severity of the calf injury Peters sustained in the second quarter. Peters is day to day and could play against the Vikings Taylor Rapp black jersey , but McVay would not say if he would ask Peters to play if the fourth-year cornerback feels less than 100 percent."Anytime you're talking about a player reliant on short-space quickness, lateral agility, those different types of things, we'll see how he feels on Thursday to be able to play at the level we're accustomed to seeing Marcus play at," McVay said.The injuries to Talib and Peters, who was acquired from Kansas City for a fourth-round pick and 2019 second-round pick, left the Rams with three cornerbacks available to close out the game against the Chargers in backups Sam Shields and Troy Hill and slot corner Nickell Robey-Coleman.McVay was pleased with how Shields and Hill played in relief, especially after getting limited reps in practice to prepare for the Chargers' multiple personnel packages and formations. Shields had a key pass breakup in the fourth quarter, and Hill's previous game experience was evident, McVay said."When we had to tighten up Taylor Rapp Jersey Mens , I thought those guys did a nice job," McVay said. "To be able to step in on short notice, ultimately they were their best at the end of the game when we had to be and I thought that was good."If Shields and Hill have to start this week, they would again have to make use of limited practice because of the brief turnaround before playing the Vikings. McVay plans to use an approach similar to what the Rams did on a short week going into their 41-39 win at San Francisco last season, which minimized physical work and instead featured practices that were more like walk-throughs intended to keep the team fresh."This is the hand that we're dealt, and all we can do is handle it to the best of our ability. And that's getting guys ready to go, demonstrating that confidence and a belief in those guys," McVay said. "Making sure that, especially in this week, they get themselves ready to go really from a mental standpoint."NOTES: Return specialist JoJo Natson will not play against Minnesota after undergoing surgery to repair his broken left hand. Safety Blake Countess will return kicks and wide receiver Cooper Kupp will return punts Taylor Rapp Jersey Cheap , McVay said. Here are the three major things to keep an eye out for from OTAs." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteTurf Show Timesa Los Angeles Rams communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpSectionsLibraryMastheadCommunity GuidelinesNFL OddsStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteSections 2019 offseason2019 free agency2019 NFL DraftFull ArchiveLibrary 2019 NFL calendar2019 Rams regular season sched2019 Rams preseason schedMasthead Community Guidelines NFL Odds StubHub ✕Filed under:2018 NFL Draft2019 Los Angeles Rams Offseason2019 NFL DraftThree personnel issues to track for the 2019 Los Angeles Rams in organized team activitiesNew,55commentsHere are the three major things to keep an eye out for from OTAs.CDTShareTweetShareShareThree personnel issues to track for the 2019 Los Angeles Rams in organized team activitiesLos Angeles Rams OL Joseph Noteboom during organized team activities at Cal Lutheran University, Jun. 4, 2018.Kirby Lee-USA TODAY SportsThe Los Angeles Rams are currently in the middle of their first of ten organized team activities as part of Phase III of the offseason program.While it may lack the intensity of training camp or the focus of a game week practice, it’s practice nonetheless.The biggest thing to look for? Personnel decisions at this point. This is the first time the Rams can line up their offense against their defense, so coaches have to have a sense of which string which players are on.Here’s the three major decisions to look for.1.) The offensive lineFor the first time since 2009, the Rams are going through an offseason without Rodger Saffold III. With C John Sullivan also having departed, there are two spots on the starting line to be filled.While the early assumption is that OL Joseph Noteboom and OL Brian Allen will take over those two spots, I wouldn’t lock anything in yet. Many have suggested that RG Austin Blythe is best suited to move back to center where he started his NFL career. Offensive Line Coach/Run Game Coordinator/Co-Offensive Coordinator Aaron Kromer has been public about how highly he values position flexibility from his linemen, so who knows what he might do. The Rams also have two draft picks from the 2019 NFL Draft to sort through as well in Bobby Evans and David Edwards.Unsurprisingly Rob Havenstein Jersey , QB Jared Goff and the Rams offense as a whole played their worst football in 2018 when the line struggled.Getting this decision right is the most important one of the year.2.) How the new veterans rotate with the youthThe Rams signed two late-career veterans in LB Clay Matthews and S Eric Weddle who have both had fantastic NFL careers. Those careers are closer to the end than the beginning at this point.So figuring how to rotate those experienced stars with the younger options at their position depth charts (and for Matthews figuring out which depth chart he’ll be assigned to be it inside linebacker or outside) will be a major decision that won’t really form until we get to regular season game action. The origins of that decision though will begin over these next few weeks.3.) Rookie and second-year playersNoteboom. Allen. LB Micah Kiser. EDGE Ogbonnia Okoronkwo. RB John Kelly. OL Jamil Demby. DL Sebastian Joseph-Day. EDGE Trevon Young. LB/S Travin Howard. EDGE Justin Lawler.Minus DL John Franklin-Myers, the Rams’ class from the 2018 NFL Draft totaled just 208 snaps on offense and defense. That number will be higher in 2019, but will it just be because of Noteboom and Allen? Could any of the rest of them including Franklin-Myers find their way into the starting rotation?And what of the 2019 class? How will S Taylor Rapp and CB David Long work their way into rotation in a stacked secondary? While RB Darrell Henderson’s usage may be more of a headline when we get to the season, we likely won’t get much clarity on that front as RB Todd Gurley is likely not going to be involved in OTAs or the preseason. If anything, we’ll only get some insight during camp, but I’d table it until Week 1 TBH. And what about the Day 3 guys? The Rams sure made hay about ensuring they were able to land DT Greg Gaines. Does he have the inside track to a starting gig, or was it more about just securing him and letting him rotate on a limited basis to begin his career?

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