Westbrooks (thigh) is officially active for Saturday's playoff game against the Cowboys, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official site reports. Westbrooks was listed as questionable after being added to the injury report Wednesday with the thigh issue, but is good to go for Saturday's divisional-round game. The 28-year-old should serve his usual role as a rotational defensive end for the Rams.
Westbrooks (illness) is active for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official site reports. Westbrooks was initially listed as questionable for Sunday's contest after having sat out Friday's practice due to illness, but will ultimately suit up unhindered.
Westbrooks collected four tackles (three solo) and two sacks during Sunday's 32-16 win over Arizona. Considering he played just 22 of 64 defensive snaps, Westbrooks stuffed the stat sheet Sunday. His 21 tackles (13 solo) and four sacks through 12 games for the campaign hardly land him on the fantasy radar. However, with offenses forced to focus on Aaron Donald, the rest of Los Angeles' defensive linemen will continue to have opportunities to pressure opposing quarterbacks.
Westbrooks was arrested Friday for alleged possession of a firearm that wasn't registered to him personally, Alden Gonzalez of ESPN reports. Westbrooks was initially pulled over in Kern County, California, for speeding. However, the arresting officer found a loaded handgun in Westbrook's possession that was reported as stolen in 2009. In total, the defensive end is being slapped with five felony charges, including receiving stolen property, carrying a loaded firearm, carrying a stolen loaded firearm, grand theft of a firearm and possessing a high-capacity magazine. It isn't clear how the league will respond, but a punishment in some form seems likely.
Westbrooks signed a one-year, $1.75 million extension Monday with the Rams, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. In addition to keeping Westbrooks in the fold for the Rams through the end of the 2018 campaign, the new deal will reduce the defensive end's salary from $1.79 million to $1.25 million in 2017. Westbrooks evidently determined that the extra year was worthwhile enough for him to take a paycut for 2017, making him a decent bargain for the Rams. The 26-year-old was one of several standout performers in the Rams' Week 1 win over the Colts, registering three tackles and a sack in the 46-9 victory.
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