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Cooks good to go for MNF; Woods' status still to be determined

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Rams WR Brandin Cooks (concussion) is set to play against the Ravens on Monday Night Football.

Los Angeles head coach Sean McVay on Monday said he expected Cooks to be able play this week, and by Wednesday he was officially cleared.

"Brandin Cooks is back, he's excited to be able to play," McVay said. "He's felt good for a couple weeks, so when he's feeling good and we've gotten the thumbs up from everybody else, that makes us all feel good. He's going to play and we're excited about that."

Cooks has missed the Rams' last two games, but still managed to practice in a limited capacity last week as well as the last practice leading into Los Angeles' Week 10 matchup at Pittsburgh. He has 27 receptions for 402 yards and one touchdown across eight games but hasn't seen any live game action since getting injured on the third play of the game against the Bengals in London on Oct. 27.

Elsewhere in the wide receiver room, McVay said Robert Woods is still dealing with the personal issue that kept him out of last Sunday's game against the Bears. McVay wasn't ready to put a definitive date on when Woods will return.

"That's one of those things that I'd rather just be able to talk to Robert," McVay said. "I think, most importantly, is the family stuff always comes first – that's our priority. That's what he's taking care of and we'll worry about the football stuff a little bit later."

Should Cooks come back to the Rams later in the week, it wouldn't have too big of an impact on his availability Monday night, according to McVay.

"He is a guy that because of what a savvy player, his experience, how smart he is, I do think he's one of the guys that does have the ability to play on a short week," McVay said. "But, you certainly don't want to minimize the importance of the preparation throughout the week."

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