Webster (Achilles) didn't practice Friday and is listed as out for Sunday's game against the Patriots.
It appears Webster isn't fully healed from the ruptured Achilles he suffered in Week 14 of last season. The fact that he didn't practice all week signals that recovery may not be that close either. The 27-year-old made 38 tackles, seven pass breakups and one interception in 11 games for the Rams last year. He may be stuck in a special teams role in Houston once he's healthy.
Webster, who started 11 games at cornerback for the Rams last season, provides solid depth for a Texans team that is currently without the services of Kevin Johnson (concussion) and Aaron Colvin (undisclosed). While it isn't entirely clear where Webster stands in his recovery from the Achilles injury that planted him on injured reserve last December, Patrick Starr of Sports Talk 790 relayed that Webster went through a workout with Houston coaches before signing Sunday, so it seems as if the defensive back is back to full strength.
Webster (Achilles/shoulder) was released by the Rams on Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
This move isn't a huge surprise considering the Rams have already added cornerbacks Marcus Peters, Aqib Talib and Sam Shields this offseason and saved roughly $3.5 million by letting Webster loose. Furthermore, Webster is on the mend from a ruptured Achilles tendon and is unlikely to be available for the start of the upcoming season. In fact, this kind of injury can sometimes take up to a year to recover from and, since he went down in December, there's a real possibility that Webster won't be available to play until the latter half of the 2018 campaign.
Webster had shoulder surgery recently, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Webster is already rehabbing a ruptured Achilles, making it an opportune time to repair his shoulder issue as well. Therefore, his timeline for return will rely on how quickly the Achilles heals, given that it's the injury with a more extensive recovery period.
Webster (Achilles) reported via his personal Instagram account that he has resumed walking with the assistance of a boot and anti-gravity treadmill.
Webster is in the beginning stages of his recovery from a ruptured Achilles he suffered in early December. He's set to return to Los Angeles in 2018 but isn't certain to be fully healthy when the season opener rolls around, and could possibly be a PUP-list candidate depending on how fast his injury takes to heal.
|4||9/30/18||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|7||10/21/18||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|9||11/4/18||@ DEN||4:05 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|11||11/18/18||@ WAS||1:00 pm|
|16||12/23/18||@ PHI||1:00 pm|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||11||38||34.0||4||0||1||0||0.0||0||0||7|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||11||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|