ATLANTA — Both kicker Greg Zuerlein and safety Blake Countess were upgraded to full participants on the Rams’ Friday injury report.
“It was a great day today, getting Greg and Blake full, we are going into this game as healthy as you could hope for,” McVay said after his team’s final full practice of the week.
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As for Zuerlein’s improvement, McVay confirmed that the former All-Pro kicked in Friday’s practice.
“He’s feeling good, he hit the ball well, and hit the kickoffs and his field goals really well and that’s kind of what we expected, and what we hoped and he’ll be ready to go,” McVay told pool reporter Charean Williams.
The head coach also indicated that he talked to Countess about his foot injury that held him out of practice early in the week and said all is well for the safety.
Things went similarly for the Patriots as preparations for the club’s third-straight Super Bowl wrap up.
Linebacker Dont’a Hightower joined defensive tackle Malcom Brown as a full participant in Friday’s activities. Brown was full on Thursday, still listed with a calf injury, while Hightower did not participate due to illness.
All four players were listed without a Friday status, and are therefore expected to play in Sunday’s game.
Below are the full reports from both teams:
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LOS ANGELES RAMS
S Blake Countess (foot)
K Greg Zuerlein (left foot)
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
DT Malcom Brown (calf)
LB Dont’a Hightower (illness)