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Top Justin Lawler News

  • Justin Lawler: Restored to practice squad

    Lawler was restored to the Rams' practice squad from the practice squad COVID-19 list Tuesday.

    Lawler has appeared in three games for the Rams this season, but none since Week 4. With the Rams' linebacker unit mostly healthy right now, it won't be easy for Lawler to make his way to the active roster, despite clearing COVID-19 protocols.

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  • Justin Lawler: Moved to COVID list

    Lawler was placed on the Rams' practice squad COVID-19 list Friday.

    Lawler hasn't been with the active roster since Week 4 against the Cardinals. His potential inability to suit up Sunday against the Seahawks gives the Rams one less depth option at linebacker if they need to activate anyone from the practice squad.

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  • Justin Lawler: Shifts back to practice squad

    Lawler reverted to the Rams' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transactions report.

    Lawler was elevated to the active roster for Sunday's loss to the Cardinals, so it's automatic that he now reverts to the practice squad. He notched one assisted tackle while playing nine defensive snaps.

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  • Rams' Justin Lawler: Elevated to active roster

    The Rams elevated Lawler to the active roster from the practice squad Saturday, Kevin Modesti of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

    Lawler broke his hand during Week 2 and underwent surgery. His return to the active roster is a good sign, but he will likely be sporting a cast for at least a few weeks. The 26-year-old will likely assume his role as a depth inside linebacker who sees the field mostly during special teams.

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  • Justin Lawler: Has surgery, removed from roster

    Lawler (hand) has reverted to the Rams' practice squad and is set to have surgery, per the NFL's transaction report.

    Lawler suffered a broken hand in Sunday's victory over the Colts. He managed to sustain the injury in just three defensive snaps. There is a chance he could still return to the roster in Week 3 depending on how capable the team feels he might be playing with a cast.

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  • Rams' Justin Lawler: Suffers broken hand

    Lawler was diagnosed with a broken hand after Sunday's Week 2 win over the Colts, Lindsey Thiry of reports.

    Lawler was removed from Sunday's game in the first half, and a timetable for his return isn't yet clear. Chris Garrett (undisclosed) could see additional snaps as depth at linebacker once he's cleared to return from the reserve/COVID-19 list.

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  • Rams' Justin Lawler: Injures hand Sunday

    Lawler (hand) is questionable to return to Sunday's contest against the Colts, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

    Lawler injured his hand in the first half of Week 2. The majority of the 26-year-old's snaps in Week 1 came on special teams, so his absence shouldn't affect the Rams' defensive lineups.

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  • Justin Lawler: Joins Rams' practice squad

    Lawler signed with the Rams' practice squad Wednesday, Stu Jackson of the Rams' official site reports.

    Lawler spent the 2020 campaign on injured reserve and was waived by Los Angeles on Tuesday. However, he'll return to the team a day later and will be available to step into a depth role if the Rams' linebackers deal with injuries this year.

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  • Rams' Justin Lawler: Placed on injured reserve

    Lawler (foot) reverted to injured reserve Sunday after going unclaimed on waivers, per the league's official transactions report.

    Lawler appears to be dealing with the same foot issue that caused him to spend the entire 2019 campaign on IR. He hasn't seen game-action since his rookie season in 2018, when he mostly played on special teams across 16 contests.

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  • Rams' Justin Lawler: Returning from lost season

    Lawler (foot) will compete for a depth role in training camp after spending all of 2019 on injured reserve, Stu Jackson of the Rams' official site reports.

    Lawson primarily played special teams as a rookie in 2018, when he notched six tackles in 16 games. He'll now get the chance to compete for a similar role during training camp.

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  • Rams' Justin Lawler: Moves to injured reserve

    Lawler (foot) was placed on injured reserve Monday, Lindsey Thiry of reports.

    Lawler underwent foot surgery in early August and will now be sidelined for at least the first eight games of the season. The 2018 seventh-round pick had six tackles (four solo) while primarily playing special teams as a rookie.

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  • Rams' Justin Lawler: Undergoes foot surgery

    Lawler (foot) underwent foot surgery Tuesday, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Lawler played 30 defensive snaps as a rookie in 2018 and was mainly utilized on special teams. The 2018 seventh-round pick projected to remain in a depth role this year, but the Los Angeles linebacker corps does have a few question marks, so Lawler's absence could be felt. The severity of the injury and a return timeline are unknown at this time.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 265 lbs
Birthplace: Pottsboro, TX
Age: 29
School: SMU
Experience: 4