Natson was an exclusive-rights free agent and he now remains under the Rams' control for the 2019 season. The 25-year-old returned 26 punts for 280 yards and six kicks for 108 yards last season, and will likely reclaim his role as the primary return man in L.A. for 2019.
Natson (hand) was a full participant at Thursday's practice, Rich Hammond of the Orange County Register reports.
Natson looks on track to play Sunday against the Seahawks, barring a setback. The speedster should reclaim his role as the Rams primary kick and punt returner, with Cooper Kupp relinquishing those duties.
Natson (hand) could play against Seattle this week, Myles Simmons of the team's official site reports.
Natson is seeking his way back onto the field following last week's hand surgery. The Rams were optimistic about his chances of playing in Week 5's contest even prior to the surgery, so the fact that the optimism remains bodes well for Natson. The speedster's practice report this week should help see through the weeds in determining his Week 5 status.
The Rams' primary returner could be back for Week 5 action, per the report. In the meantime, Cooper Kupp could take over returning duties factoring in his experience with the task and a short week. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, Natson figures to reclaim a role on the Rams' return units once he's back.
Natson's loss is a blow to the Rams' special teams as he is both their kick and punt returner. Cooper Kupp will likely handle punts in his absence, with Mike Thomas handling kickoffs.
|2017||New York Jets||7||0||2||18||9.0||19||0||0||0||1|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||13||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||New York Jets||7||0||1||15||15.0||15||0||0||1|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||13||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2017||New York Jets||7||16||325||20.3||32||0||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||13||6||108||18.0||24||0||0|
|2017||New York Jets||7||16||8||38||2.4||17||0||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||13||26||10||280||10.8||60||0||4|
|2017||New York Jets||7||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||13||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2017||New York Jets||7||1||0||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||13||2||1||0||1||0||0||1||0|