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.
Webster (Achilles) was officially placed on injured reserve Tuesday.
Webster ruptured his Achilles tendon in Sunday's loss to the Eagles, so this decision was just a matter of time. The fifth year cornerback will finish his season with 38 tackles (34 solo), seven passes defended, and an interception across 11 games. He will now look to recover for the 2018 season. Troy Hill and Nickell Robey-Coleman are expected to see their roles extended due to the Webster's injury.
Webster ruptured his right Achilles tendon in Sunday's 43-35 loss to the Eagles, Rich Hammond of the Orange County Register reports.
The injury will spell an end to Webster's season, leaving Troy Hill and Nickell Robey-Coleman as the next men up to step into extended action at cornerback. Webster will finish the 2017 campaign with 38 tackles, seven passes defensed and an interception across 11 contests.
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||11||38||34.0||4||0||1||0||0.0||0||0||7|
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|2017||Los Angeles Rams||11||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|