As one receiver comes into the fold for the Los Angeles Rams, another is heading out. On the same day the team signed Odell Beckham Jr. to a one-year contract following his release from the Browns, fellow wide receiver Robert Woods suffered a torn ACL that will end his season, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter and Dianna Russini.
The injury occurred during Friday's practice, per Schefter. Woods went down, got up, and actually finished the session while even conducting interviews with the media. While nobody thought anything was wrong, tests later revealed the tear that will now put him on the shelf for the remainder of the year. Specifically, FOX Sports' Peter Schrager reports that Woods ran a jet sweep, planted his foot and felt something go wrong. The initial hope what that the injury wasn't serious, but it has since been revealed as a season-ender.
Entering Week 10, Woods was the No. 2 receiver for Los Angeles behind Cooper Kupp. He was second on the team in receptions (45), receiving yards (556) and receiving touchdowns (four). Woods was also coming off one of his better games of the season where he caught seven of his 10 targets for 98 yards in L.A.'s loss to the Tennessee Titans.
With Woods gone, the addition of Beckham naturally carries even greater significance as he now evolves into a necessary piece within the offense rather than a luxury. Woods was second on the team in targets (69), and Beckham will likely pick up that target share from Matthew Stafford along with other Rams pass-catchers like Kupp and Van Jefferson.
Meanwhile, Beckham will make his Rams debut against the 49ers in Week 10 on "Monday Night Football," per Schefter.