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  • Rams' Leonard Floyd: Two more sacks

    Floyd logged two sacks over five tackles (three solo) during Sunday's 27-20 loss to the Saints. Floyd's two sacks brings his total up to five on the season, all during the last four games. Floyd's sacks were on two different quarterbacks, as he brought down Taysom Hill in the first quarter and Andy Dalton in the fourth quarter. Floyd will have a much tougher task ahead in Week 12, as Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs potent offense lie in wait.
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  • Rams' Leonard Floyd: Active as expected Sunday

    Floyd (knee) is active for Sunday's Week 2 clash against the Falcons, Jordan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports. Despite missing both Thursday's and Friday's practices, word was positive on Floyd's availability coming into the weekend. His active status is now confirmed, and he'll therefore be available to try and help slow down a Falcons offense that arguably outperformed expectations in a one-point loss to the Saints in Week 1.
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  • Rams' Leonard Floyd: Expected to play Sunday

    Floyd (knee) is listed as questionable but is slated to play Sunday against the Falcons, Aaron Wilson of ProFootballNetwork.com reports. Floyd didn't practice Thursday or Friday after being limited Wednesday, but it appears he'll still suit up Sunday. Nothing is official yet, so fantasy managers in IDP leagues will likely still have to wait until closer to the 4:05 p.m. ET kickoff before final confirmation. Assuming Floyd is available, he should retain his usual role as a core piece of Los Angeles' defense.
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  • Rams' Leonard Floyd: Ankle injury confirmed

    Floyd was limited at practice Tuesday after leaving practice early with an ankle injury Monday, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports. It was originally reported Floyd had a "lower half" issue, but head coach Sean McVay confirmed it was an ankle injury. Floyd had offseason surgery on his right ankle, which he originally injured in camp last offseason but played through it. The Rams are expected to remain cautious with Floyd, as he's an important part of their defense.
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  • Rams' Leonard Floyd: Leaves field Monday

    Rams coach Sean McVay said that the team wanted to be "smart with [Floyd]" after he exited practice early Monday with a "lower half" issue, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports. Floyd recently returned to football activities at the opening of training camp after he underwent offseason surgery to address a lingering right ankle injury. The veteran pass rusher is coming off the two highest single-season sack marks of his career in 2020 (10.5) and 2021 (9.5). Therefore, it's logical that the Rams would place the utmost priority on keeping Floyd healthy this preseason.
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  • Rams' Leonard Floyd: Returns to practice during minicamp

    Floyd (ankle) returned to football activities during the Rams' minicamp practices, Jordan Rodrique of The Athletic reports. Floyd was in the final stage of his rehab process during OTAs, but it appears he cleared that final hurdle and will be full-go during training camp. The veteran pass rusher dealt with the ankle injury throughout the 2021 campaign and had surgery shortly after the Rams' Super Bowl win.
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  • Rams' Leonard Floyd: Recovering from surgery

    Floyd said Wednesday that he underwent offseason surgery to address a right ankle injury that dates back to last summer, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports. Floyd said that he suffered the injury during training camp and added that he is nearly back to full health. Even while apparently playing at less-than-optimal health throughout 2021, the 29-year-old linebacker appeared in all 17 regular-season games for the Rams and logged 70 tackles and 9.5 sacks.
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  • Rams' Leonard Floyd: Will be available Sunday

    Floyd (ankle) is active for Sunday's contest against the Ravens, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports. After logging a limited practice Friday, Floyd was deemed questionable for Week 17. The 29-year-old pass rusher's presence should be a big boost to the Rams' defense, as he's notched nine sacks across 15 games this season.
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  • Rams' Leonard Floyd: Pops up on injury report

    Floyd (ankle) was added to the injury report Friday and is questionable for Sunday's matchup against the Ravens, Kevin Modesti of the Los Angeles Daily News reports. Floyd was added to the injury report Friday, but he was still able to log a limited practice. That should keep him in position to suit up Sunday against Baltimore, though his status is now in some doubt. Floyd has been a key pass rusher for the Rams all season, posting nine sacks across 15 games.
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  • Rams' Leonard Floyd: Bears no injury designation

    Floyd (concussion) has no injury status heading into Sunday's game against the Packers, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports. Floyd has trended in the right direction all week, putting in a limited practice Thursday and a full one Friday. He'll be out there at his usual starting linebacker spot in Week 12 without having missed a game.
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  • Rams' Leonard Floyd: Continues solid play against Lions

    Floyd recorded seven tackles (four solo) during Sunday's 28-19 win over Detroit. The second-year Ram and 2016 first-round selection is having another solid season for Los Angeles. He's up to 32 tackles (16 solo) and 4.5 sacks for the campaign, which positions him as a fringe asset in the majority of fantasy settings.
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  • Rams' Leonard Floyd: DNP again Thursday

    Floyd (ankle) won't take part in practice Thursday, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports. For a second consecutive session, Floyd will be a DNP on the Rams' injury report, but he was able to ride a stationary bike in the media access portion of Thursday's practice. Coach Sean McVay told Rodrigue that Floyd hurt his ankle before Week 1, so the current limitations are merely maintenance-related to ensure he avoids an unnecessary setback. The Rams will have a chance to clear up Floyd's status for Week 3 against the Buccaneers as soon as Friday.
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  • Rams' Leonard Floyd: Leaves practice early Monday

    Floyd (ankle) departed Monday's practice early with a slight limp, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports. Coach Sean McVay downplayed the severity of Floyd's injury, per Rodrigue, but said the Rams are still evaluating things. After breaking out with a career-high 10.5 sacks in his inaugural campaign in Los Angeles, Floyd has ingrained himself as a key part of the team's defensive front.
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  • Rams' Leonard Floyd: Sticking with L.A.

    The Rams and Floyd agreed to terms on a four-year, $64 million contract Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. During his first four seasons with the Bears, Floyd compiled 18.5 sacks in 54 games, but after breaking out with 10.5 in 16 contests with the Rams he's struck it big. He'll continue to work in tandem with three-time Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald along the L.A.'s fearsome front line.
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  • Rams' Leonard Floyd: Breaks out in revenge game

    Floyd recorded six tackles (four solo), two sacks and three quarterback hits during Monday's 24-10 win over Chicago. Floyd spent four years with the Bears after being selected in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft, so the first-year Ram clearly capitalized on some additional motivation to post his best fantasy showing of the season Monday. It's been an inconsistent start to the campaign for Floyd, but he's playing nearly every defensive snap, and this outing could be a springboard for the coming weeks -- especially with the Los Angeles defense appearing to be trending in the right direction.
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  • Rams' Leonard Floyd: Busy in Rams debut

    Floyd recorded four tackles (two solo), a sack and a tackle for a loss during Sunday's 20-17 win over Dallas. It was a strong first game with Los Angeles for Floyd. He played 68 of 72 defensive snaps and could prove to be a solid pass rusher for the Rams and potential IDP fantasy target in deeper settings. A fresh start might be just what the 2016 first-round selection needed.
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  • Bears' Leonard Floyd: Set to be released

    The Bears will release Floyd, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Yates notes that Floyd was due $13.22 million on his fifth-year option, a sum that would have become guaranteed Wednesday. The move to part ways with the 2016 first-rounder frees up salary cap space for the Bears' pending signing of Robert Quinn.
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  • Bears' Leonard Floyd: Finishes worst year of career

    Floyd posted one stop in the Bears' 21-19 victory over the Vikings in Week 17, and he finished the year with 40 tackles and three sacks. For the second straight year, Floyd played in all 16 games, but, unfortunately, he posted a career-low in sacks and he's never had fewer tackles per game. He'll enter the last season of his five-year contract with the Bears in 2020, but he won't be a recommended fantasy option in typical leagues.
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  • Bears' Leonard Floyd: On books through 2020

    The Bears officially exercised the fifth-year option on Floyd's rookie contract Wednesday, Adam Jahns of The Athletic reports. The Georgia product put together a complete 16-game season for the first time in his career in 2018 after missing at least four games in both of his first two seasons. While the 2016 first-round pick is no longer playing under the oversight of defensive guru Vic Fangio, Floyd remains set to serve in a starting edge role opposite superstar Khalil Mack. In that same role last season, Floyd produced 47 tackles, four sacks and a pick-six.
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  • Bears' Leonard Floyd: Fifth-year option to be picked up

    According to general manager Ryan Pace, Floyd will have his fifth-year option exercised, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports. Floyd finished the year with only four sacks but was still a key asset on a Bears defense that finished first in the NFL in scoring defense in 2018. Chicago's pass-rushing personnel should remain a formidable unit next season with Floyd, Khalil Mack (knee), Aaron Lynch and Isaiah Irving on the edge.
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