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Rams working remotely after player tests positive for coronavirus

The team is scheduled to play the Bucs on “Monday Night Football” at Raymond James Stadium.
Los Angeles Rams players work on special team drills before Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks in Inglewood, Calif.
Los Angeles Rams players work on special team drills before Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks in Inglewood, Calif. [ KYUSUNG GONG | AP ]
Published Nov. 18, 2020
Updated Nov. 19, 2020

The Rams held their team meetings from home Wednesday after an unidentified player tested positive for the coronavirus Tuesday night.

The player is self-quarantining, and the Rams say they are “entering intensive protocol.” Los Angeles canceled its scheduled walkthrough practice Wednesday in preparation for its Monday night game against the Bucs at Raymond James Stadium.

Rams players and coaches held their normal meeting schedule from home. They haven’t determined their schedule for the rest of the week.

The Rams placed three practice-squad players on the reserve/COVID-19 list — receiver JJ Koski, tight end Kendall Blanton and defensive back Jake Gervase — one day after reporting the positive test of the unidentified player. The team didn’t say whether the players had all tested positive or if they were just close contacts with the player who had the positive test.

Los Angeles center Brian Allen was the first NFL player to confirm he had tested positive for corona­virus back in April. Other Rams players who have already recovered from COVID-19 infections include left tackle Andrew Whitworth and linebacker Terrell Lewis.

The Rams (6-3) beat the Seattle Seahawks 23-16 on Sunday to move into a first-place tie atop the NFC West.

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