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Rams WR Kupp cleared, expected to play Sunday


Reuters
Updated: 03-11-2018 04:14 IST

After practicing on a limited basis Wednesday and Thursday, Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp practiced in full Friday and is no longer on the injury report. Thus the Rams expect to have their leader in touchdown receptions on the field Sunday when they face the Saints in New Orleans in what is expected to be one of the highest-scoring games of the season.

After leaving Los Angeles' Week 5 game in Seattle with a concussion, Kupp left the Rams' game in Denver the following week with a knee injury after safety Darian Stewart took him down with a horse-collar tackle. Kupp has not played since.

In the first five games of the season, Kupp had 30 receptions for 438 yards and five touchdowns. The five touchdowns still lead the team.

The Rams (8-0) and Saints (6-1) not only sport the NFC's top two records, but two of the four highest-scoring offenses in the NFL.

Besides the obvious, Kupp has another reason for wanting to get on the field in New Orleans this weekend. Coach Sean McVay on Friday named Kupp one of the Rams' honorary captains for the game, and for a very special reason.

"He'll be an honorary captain this week where the Saints are recognizing Jake Kupp, his grandfather, who played with the Saints," McVay said. "He'll be at the coin toss and to be able to have Cooper out there, pretty cool for the Kupp family. Definitely something that Cooper is deserving of, and it's great to be able to have him back with us, as well."

--Field Level Media

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