Rams’ Matthew Stafford will not face Chiefs however not with concussion

Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford is in concussion protocol however was dominated out for the street sport in opposition to the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs with a neck harm sustained in opposition to the New Orleans Saints, head coach Sean McVay mentioned Wednesday.

McVay mentioned Stafford, though in protocol, has not but been identified with a concussion. He was examined through the Saints sport after he mentioned he felt numbness in his legs.

Bryce Perkins or John Wolford will begin Sunday in opposition to the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium for a Rams workforce that’s 3-7 and has misplaced 4 video games in a row.

Stafford’s standing for the sport in opposition to the Chiefs and past had been unsure since final Sunday, when he was evaluated for a concussion after which left the sport after being sacked within the third quarter of a 27-20 loss at New Orleans.

It was the second time in three weeks that Stafford had been evaluated for a concussion throughout or after a sport.

McVay mentioned on Monday that Stafford was nonetheless being evaluated for a concussion. When requested if the Rams would contemplate putting Stafford on injured reserve or shutting him down for the season if he was identified with a concussion, McVay mentioned, “I am not going to be reckless.”

Final season, Stafford handed for 41 touchdowns and led the Rams to a Tremendous Bowl title. In March, he signed a four-year extension that features $120 million in ensures. He has handed for 10 touchdowns this season, with eight interceptions.

With Stafford sidelined after struggling a concussion on November 6 in opposition to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Wolford began in opposition to the Arizona Cardinals on November 13. Wolford was inactive in opposition to the Saints with a neck harm.

Perkins performed in opposition to the Cardinals and crammed in for Stafford within the second half in opposition to the Saints.

The Rams signed quarterback Case Cookus to the apply squad on Wednesday. Cookus performed at Thousand Oaks Excessive and Northern Arizona. In 2020, he signed with the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent, however was launched throughout coaching camp.

In 2021, he was signed and waived by the Denver Broncos, Minnesota Vikings and Las Vegas Raiders. He lately performed within the USFL.