NFC West Standings

Team Div Overall
5-1-0 12-5-0
5-1-0 10-7-0
2-4-0 9-8-0
0-6-0 4-13-0

2023 Defensive

STATS CMB
Total Tackles
SCK
Sacks
FUM
Forced Fumbles
INT
Interceptions
TD
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 77 6.0 1 0 0
Post Season 6 0.5 0 0 0

Top Mike Hoecht News

  • Rams' Michael Hoecht: Increases production in year three

    Hoecht logged 81 tackles (45 solo), 6.0 sacks and two passes defended during the 2023 regular season over 17 games played.

    After ending the 2022 campaign with a role as a starting outside linebacker, the Rams picked up Hoecht's exclusive rights free-agent tender to bring him back for a third season. He was a starter alongside Byron Young, and Hoecht more than doubled his snap count from last season while easily setting career highs in tackles and sacks. One glaring issue with the duo was a lack of pash-rush win percentage, with Hoecht in particular at 11.1 percent (42nd out of 58 qualifying edge players), and pass rusher may be a position addressed by the team in the offseason, which could leave Hoecht looking for a new home in 2024.

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  • Rams' Michael Hoecht: Adds to sack total

    Hoecht logged seven total tackles (three solo), including 0.5 sacks in Sunday's 26-25 win over the Giants.

    The 26-year-old linebacker was the Rams' third-leading tackler in Week 17, and his seven tackles were tied for the most stops he's had in a single game this year. Hoecht has now started all 16 of Los Angeles' games thus far, logging 75 total tackles, including six tackles for loss and 5.0 sacks. He ranks top five on the Rams' defense in both sacks and tackles for loss this season, and he'll look to cause problems for the 49ers offense in Week 18.

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  • Rams' Michael Hoecht: Will play versus Washington

    Hoecht (knee) has no injury designation ahead of Sunday's game against the Commanders, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.

    Hoecht finished the week strong, logging a full practice session Friday, and is good to go for Sunday's contest. He has 62 tackles (33 solo), including 4.5 sacks, and one forced fumble over 13 games this season.

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  • Rams' Michael Hoecht: Estimated as limited Wednesday

    Hoecht (knee) was estimated to be a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.

    Hoecht has been dealing with a knee injury since Week 13, though it hasn't cost him any game action. The Rams held a "jog-through" Wednesday, so the linebacker's status for practice Thursday could be more indicative of whether he's likely to head into the weekend with an injury designation. Hoecht has tallied a career-high 62 tackles (33 solo), including 4.5 sacks, over 13 contests on the campaign.

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  • Rams' Michael Hoecht: Ready to play

    Hoecht (knee) is active Sunday against the Ravens, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

    Hoecht was unable to practice this week, but he'll still take the field in Week 14. His ability to suit up for the matchup against Baltimore should be a boost to the Rams' linebacker corps.

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  • Rams' Michael Hoecht: Questionable for Sunday

    Hoecht (knee) is listed as questionable ahead of Sunday's game against the Ravens, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

    Head coach Sean McVay told reporters Friday that he's expecting Hoecht to suit up for Sunday's contest, but he's officially listed as questionable, per Rodrigue. Hoecht has yet to practice this week though, and if he's unable to go in Week 14, Keir Thomas will likely see increased work in Los Angeles' linebacker corps.

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  • Rams' Michael Hoecht: Misses practice Wednesday

    Hoecht (knee) did not participate at the Rams' "jog-through" practice Wednesday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.

    Hoecht was able to play through his knee injury in Week 13 versus the Browns, failing to record a stat while playing 61 defensive snaps, so his absence Wednesday in the estimated practice isn't a major concern. The linebacker will look to return to practice before the end of the week ahead of Sunday's matchup with Baltimore.

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  • Rams' Michael Hoecht: Set to play Week 13

    Hoecht (knee) is active for Sunday's contest against the Browns, Adam Grosbard of The Orange County Register reports.

    Hoecht popped up on the Rams' injury report Wednesday after logging a limited session. He did not practice Thursday or Friday, but head coach Sean McVay told reporters Friday that he expected Hoecht to be available for Week 13, per Stu Jackson of the Rams' official site. Hoecht has 55 tackles (29 solo), including 4.5 sacks, and a forced fumble in 11 games this season.

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  • Rams' Michael Hoecht: Enters Week 13 as questionable

    Hoecht (knee) is questionable to face the Browns on Sunday, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

    Hoecht notched a sack and played 70 percent of the Rams' defensive snaps Week 12 versus Arizona, though he emerged from the contest with a knee injury. The third-year pro followed Wednesday's limited practice with a pair of DNPs, but coach Sean McVay said Friday that he expects Hoecht to play against the Browns, per Stu Jackson of the Rams' official site. If, however, Hoecht were to miss Week 13, Keir Thomas and/or Ochaun Mathis would likely see more work.

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  • Rams' Michael Hoecht: Misses practice Thursday

    Hoecht (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday after participating on a limited basis Wednesday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.

    Hoecht first appeared on the injury report Wednesday, but now he is trending down for Sunday's matchup with the Browns. The third-year pro has 55 tackles, including 4.5 sacks, a pass defensed and a forced fumble in 11 games this season.

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  • Rams' Michael Hoecht: Limited in practice Wednesday

    Hoecht (knee) was a limited participant in Los Angeles' practice Wednesday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.

    Hoecht popped up on the team's injury report Wednesday with a knee injury. The 26-year-old will look to play against the Browns on Sunday, and Keir Thomas should get the start if Hoecht ends up being unable to play.

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  • Rams' Michael Hoecht: Gets a sack at Arizona

    Hoecht recorded five tackles (four solo) including a sack in Sunday's 37-14 win at the Cardinals.

    Hoecht logged a sack for the third time in his last five games in Week 12 thanks in part to Arizona's 45 pass attempts in a blowout. The Browns don't figure to try to throw the ball nearly as much in Week 13, somewhat dampening Hoecht's projection for that contest.

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  • Rams' Michael Hoecht: Records sack in loss

    Hoecht recorded two tackles (one solo), including a sack, in Sunday's 43-20 loss to the Cowboys.

    Hoecht was able to snag at least one sack for the second straight week, compiling three combined quarterback takedowns over the last two contests. Through the first eight games of the season, the 26-year-old has registered a career-high 38 tackles, including 3.5 sacks, while also deflecting a pass and forcing a fumble.

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  • Rams' Michael Hoecht: Two sacks in loss

    Hoecht registered seven tackles (four solo), including two sacks, in the Rams' 24-17 loss to the Steelers on Sunday.

    Hoecht had his best game of the 2023 campaign, setting new highs for both tackles and sacks. The 26-year-old has so far made the most of his increased playing time this season and will look to continue producing this week versus the Cowboys.

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  • Rams' Michael Hoecht: Stays in Los Angeles

    Hoecht will remain in Los Angeles after the Rams picked up his exclusive rights free-agent tender Monday, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

    Hoecht played at outside linebacker for the back third of last season after Aaron Donald (ankle) was lost for the final stretch of the campaign. In his expanded role, the 25-year-old was impressive enough for the Rams to offer him a tender and ultimately prevent him from negotiating with other teams. It appears likely that Hoecht could remain in his role as an outside linebacker headed into the 2023 season. The 6-foot-4, 310-pounder finished last season with 36 tackles (23 solo), 4.5 sacks and one forced fumble.

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  • Rams' Michael Hoecht: Ends season on high note

    Hoecht recorded five tackles (three solo), including a sack, during Sunday's 19-16 overtime loss to the Seahawks.

    The final game for Hoecht under his current contract with the Rams saw the second-year defensive end continue his strong late-season play. A key play came right before the end of the first half, as Hoecht brought down Geno Smith for a sack with under a minute remaining in the second quarter, which led to a three-and-out from the Seahawks. Hoecht saw his playing time spike significantly from Week 12 on after Aaron Donald (ankle) was lost for the season, and he responded with 34 tackles, 4.5 sacks and a forced fumble during that span. Hoecht will be an exclusive-rights free agent after the season, and with Donald's playing future in doubt, signing Hoecht to a deal after his impressive play in relief may be a priority for the Rams.

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  • Rams' Michael Hoecht: Second multi-sack game of season

    Hoecht recorded three tackles (two solo), 1.5 sacks, two quarterback hits and one tackle for loss during Sunday's 51-14 victory against the Broncos.

    Hoecht's fifth straight game as a starter for the Rams paid dividends again for the second-year linebacker, as he recorded a full sack of Russell Wilson late in the third quarter, then one play later split another sack with Jonah Williams. In the five-game span that Hoecht has had an increased role, he boasts 22 combined tackles, 3.5 sacks and a forced fumble.

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  • Rams' Michael Hoecht: Notches two sacks

    Hoecht recorded three solo tackles, including two sacks, during Sunday's 27-23 loss to the Seahawks.

    Hoecht has made the most of his time on the field in the last two weeks while replacing Terrell Lewis (back), and the second-year defensive tackle was able to net the first two sacks of his career Sunday, forcing a fumble from Geno Smith that was recovered by the Rams on one of those takedowns. While Lewis may return soon, Hoecht has likely forced himself into the conversation for playing time with his pair of strong performances.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 310 lbs
Birthplace: Canada
Age: 26
School: Brown
Experience: 3