One of the biggest underdog stories last season was seventh-round draft pick Chris Garrett earning a spot on the Los Angeles Rams’ 53-man roster.
Garrett impressed during the preseason but wound up being active for only one game in the regular season. That was largely due to the Concordia-St. Paul alum spending a few weeks on the COVID-19/reserve list.
Garrett is looking to take a big step forward this year but has suffered another setback. Rams head coach Sean McVay revealed that Garrett injured his groin and could be sidelined for a couple of weeks, via Cameron DaSilva of USA Today:
“Chris Garrett, he ended up getting his groin,” McVay said. “Those soft-tissue things can be anywhere between a couple days to a couple weeks. So I kind of defer to Reggie (Scott) and his group and I know he’s gonna do everything in his power to get out, get back out here as quickly as possible.”
With opening kickoff just under a month away, Garrett has time on his side in recovering from his groin injury and getting back on the field.
However, he has not locked up a roster spot yet, and if he is unable to play in the preseason, it could hurt his chances of breaking camp with the Rams.
Even without Garrett currently in the picture, L.A.’s outside linebackers are in decent shape. Leonard Floyd is back after recording 20 sacks over the past two seasons and the other starting spot will likely go to Justin Hollins, Daniel Hardy or Terrell Lewis.