Back from MCL issue
Higbee, who missed the Rams' Super Bowl LVI win over the Bengals due to an MCL injury, has been participating in training camp, Stu Jackson of the team's official site reports.
Now that he's moved past his knee issue, Higbee -- who recorded 61 catches (on 85 targets) for 560 yards and five TDs in 15 regular-season games in 2021 -- is set to reprise his role as the Rams' clear-cut No. 1 pass-catching tight end. As long as he can stay healthy, Higbee should see steady enough targets from QB Matthew Stafford in a Rams' passing attack that also includes top wideouts Cooper Kupp and Allen Robinson to maintain a degree of fantasy relevance in most scoring formats.
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Coach Sean McVay called the discomfort in Matthew Stafford's right elbow "a little bit abnormal for a quarterback" Thursday, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports.
Stafford is still dealing with elbow tendinitis, and while he "did not get to a place he really needs to be" after an offseason procedure, the Rams expect him to be fine for the upcoming season, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.
Rams head coach Sean McVay said Wednesday that he doesn't expect Stafford (elbow) to throw in any team drills before Aug. 10, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports.
Henderson and Cam Akers have been rotating with the first-team offense, ESPN.com's Sarah Barshop reports.
Coach Sean McVay recently said Akers has been "getting more comfortable" and "caught up to speed" after dealing with an Achilles tear last year, ESPN's Sarah Barshop reports.
When asked if he expects Jefferson (knee) to be available for Week 1 action, coach Sean McVay acknowledged Monday "that's up in the air right now," Stu Jackson of the Rams' official site reports.
Stafford (elbow) didn't work in team drills Monday, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports.
Coach Sean McVay relayed Monday that Jefferson is slated to undergo minor knee surgery and is expected to be out for a few weeks, Eric D. Williams of SI.com reports.
Stafford, who didn't throw during spring workouts as he dealt with a right elbow issue, has resumed throwing in training camp, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports.
Jefferson will see a specialist Monday for a lingering knee issue and potentially could miss multiple weeks of training camp, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.