Brockers recorded 51 tackles (21 solo) and five sacks across 15 regular-season contests in 2020. Brockers recorded the second-highest sack total of his career in 2020, feasting on opposing offensive lines that were more concerned with stopping the likes of Aaron Donald (13.5 sacks) and Leonard Floyd (10.5 sacks). The Rams have a potential out from Brockers' contract after 2021, but the 30-year-old veteran is set to reprise his usual starting role with the team for at least one more season.
Brockers was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, Stu Jackson of the Rams' official site reports. Coach Sean McVay said earlier in the week that he expected Brockers to play in Saturday's wild-card round matchup with the Seahawks, and this move officially paves the way for the defensive end's return after Brockers missed the season finale against Arizona. Brockers chipped in 51 tackles and five sacks this season, and he has 14 tackles and 0.5 sacks in four career playoff games.
Head coach Sean McVay said Tuesday that he expects Brockers to be activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list for Saturday's wild-card game against the Seahawks. It's unclear when Brockers will return to practice, but it sounds like there's a chance that he'll be present Thursday. Brockers' return would be a major boost for the Rams' defense, as he accrued 51 tackles and five sacks over 15 games this season.
Coach Sean McVay said Brockers (undisclosed) will not play Sunday against the Cardinals, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports. With Brockers having been moved to the reserve/COVID-19 list on New Year's Eve, the defensive end's Week 17 status immediately came into question. It's now confirmed the 30-year-old will be forced into his first game absence of the 2020 campaign, elevating Morgan Fox into a potential starting role for Los Angeles' regular-season finale. Fox has recorded sacks in two of his past three appearances heading into the divisional clash.
The Rams placed Brockers (undisclosed) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, Stu Jackson of the team's official site reports. Whether Brockers has tested positive for the virus or is isolating after being deemed a close contact, he won't be eligible to play Week 17. Morgan Fox will be a candidate to start at defensive end against the Cardinals on Sunday in his stead.
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