According to head coach Sean McVay, Robey-Coleman may start this Sunday if Kayvon Webster (shoulder) is ruled out, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports. Webster did not participate in practice Thursday so there's a chance Robey-Coleman is called upon to start Sunday. However, Webster's status for Friday's practice will give a better indication of what to expect in the Rams' secondary this week.
Robey-Coleman signed with the Rams on Friday. Robey-Coleman joins the Rams after playing college ball at the Los Angeles Coliseum for USC. In returning to his former stomping ground as a Bills player last season, Robey-Coleman intercepted two passes, returning one for a touchdown. Although those were the 25-year-old's only picks of the campaign, Robey-Coleman still showed good promise as a nickel cornerback, where he figures to bolster the Rams' ranks this season.
Robey-Coleman was released by the Bills on Monday. Robey-Coleman's release comes as a bit of a surprise right before free agency begins. He had 35 tackles, a forced fumble, and seven passes defensed, including two interceptions, while playing in all 16 games in 2016. He'll be entering his age-25 season in 2017 and is coming off a campaign in which he emerged as one of the league's better nickel cornerbacks.
Robey-Coleman lost his main nickel role to rookie Kevon Seymour in practice last week, and only played 15 defensive snaps in Sunday's win at Cincinnati. The Bills had trouble in the secondary leading up to the big Week 11 win, so they turned to Kevon Seymour -- who offers more size -- for a bigger role. (Seymour ended up with 40 snaps.) Since the secondary ended up having one of its best games of the season, this situation may continue. Robey-Coleman did end up with three tackles and one pass defensed in that limited action.
Robey-Coleman picked off his first two passes of the season during Sunday's win over the Rams. He returned one to the house, his second TD of the season following a scoop-and-score during the Week 2 loss to the Jets. This was quite the return to home for the USC product, and Robey-Coleman certainly didn't let down any friends and family in attendance. That all said, Robey-Coleman isn't a starter and has played a modest 53.9 percent of the defensive snaps this season, leaving him off the IDP radar, as his 10 tackles attest.
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