Rams News: Leonard Floyd Dealing With Ankle Injury But Sean McVay Not Concerned
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One of the biggest question marks surrounding the Los Angeles Rams this season will be their defense as although they had the No. 1 ranked unit last season, they lost a number of key contributors on that side of the ball.

Among the key players they lost were John Johnson, Michael Brockers, Troy Hill and Samson Ebukam as well as defensive coordinator Brandon Staley.

They did manage to retain outside linebacker Leonard Floyd, however, which was big after he had a career season with the Rams last year. Floyd re-signed on a four-year, $64 million contract, keeping the pass rusher around long-term.

Given what they invested to keep Floyd though, the Rams definitely want to ensure he is healthy and ready to go for the Week 1 matchup with the Chicago Bears.

According to Stu Jackson of TheRams.com though, Floyd is dealing with a minor ankle injury that Sean McVay is not too concerned about:

McVay said the Rams’ medical staff will continue to look at Floyd’s ankle, but he indicated he didn’t seem concerned by it.

“We checked him out,” McVay said. “It seems like it’s good, but we just want to get a little bit further evaluation on it.”

Floyd wasn’t expected to play in the preseason regardless, but he not definitely won’t be as he rests the ankle to get it ready for the season opener.

Outside of Aaron Donald, the Rams’ pass rush is filled with a lot of inexperienced players so they will be relying on Floyd heavily in that department.

The Rams have already been snake-bitten by injuries this summer, making it that much more important that they proceed cautiously with Floyd to ensure he doesn’t miss any time.