Left Menu
Development News Edition

Rams starting without Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib


Rams starting without Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib

The Los Angeles Rams will be without starting cornerbacks Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib for a few weeks, NFL Network reported Monday.

According to the report, Peters will miss two to four weeks with a strained right calf, and Talib is out four to six weeks with a high ankle sprain. The report added that initial tests showed no structural damage for Peters and that he will have an MRI exam to confirm.

Peters went down in the first half against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday and could not put any weight on his right leg as he was carried to the sideline. He was then helped to a cart and taken to the locker room.

Talib limped off with an ankle injury in the second half and did not return.

The Rams acquired both players via trade this offseason, sending a second-round pick in a package to the Kansas City Chiefs for Peters and a fifth-rounder to the Denver Broncos for Talib. Peters is a two-time Pro Bowl selection who tallied 19 interceptions in his first three seasons in the league, while Talib has 34 interceptions (10 returned for touchdowns) three games into his 11th season.

Through three games, the Rams rank sixth in total defense (296.0 yards per game) and first in points allowed (12.0 per game), as well as seventh in interception rate. Peters had a pick-six late in Week 1, while Talib had two pass-breakups in Week 2 and forced a fumble on Sunday.

Rams coach Sean McVay did not have an update on either player after Sunday's game, though he did say returner/receiver JoJo Natson broke his hand and is out indefinitely.

The team was already without Pro Bowl returner Pharoh Cooper, who went on injured reserve due to an ankle injury after Week 1.


TRENDING

OPINION/BLOG/INTERVIEW

Hyderabad Encounter: A sentiment analysis of public mood on day of encounter

Sentiment analysis of twitter users revealed that they showered salutes on Hyderabad police for eliminating alleged gang rapists of the veterinary doctor but only a few believe in cops version of successive events leading to encounter....

Hyderabad Encounter: Time to review modern judiciary and restore people’s confidence

Its probably for the first time in the history of independent India, the parliamentarians, chief ministers and ministers in the Union and State governments are openly supporting an encounter. This indicates the people from top to bottom hav...

What happens to your outstanding loans if the bank falls?

... ...

Time for a change! Innovations to stop the growing plastic pollution

As the planet is drowning in plastic pollution, many new innovative approaches and solutions have emerged to effectively deal with the menace....

Videos

Latest News

UPDATE 1-Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan to meet Jan 13 over dam dispute, U.S. says

The foreign ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan plan to meet in Washington on Jan. 13 to resolve their dispute over a massive dam project on the Blue Nile in Ethiopia, according to a joint statement issued by the U.S. Treasury Department...

UPDATE 2-Putin says Georgian killed in Berlin was himself a killer

Russian President Vladimir Putin said a Georgian man murdered in Berlin in August was himself a killer who took part in bloody acts on Russian soil and that Moscows requests for his extradition had not been heeded.Asked at a news conference...

FOREX-Dollar steadies as investors brace for key risk events

The dollar and yen held the safe-haven high ground on Tuesday, with investors on edge ahead of a looming tariff deadline, the UK election and upcoming central bank meetings in Europe and the United States. Front of mind is whether Washingto...

UPDATE 1-Russia and Ukraine leaders, in first talks, agree to exchange prisoners

The leaders of Russia and Ukraine agreed on Tuesday to exchange all remaining prisoners from the conflict in east Ukraine by the end of the year, but left thorny questions about the regions status for future talks. Russias Vladimir Putin an...

Give Feedback