With two of their starting linebackers listed as questionable, the Rams have made a move to bolster their depth.
Los Angeles signed linebacker Cameron Lynch off its own practice squad on Saturday morning. Cornerback Dominique Hatfield has been waived as the club’s corresponding move.
The Rams signed Lynch to their practice squad earlier this week. Originally an undrafted linebacker out of Syracuse, Lynch signed with the Rams in the spring of 2015 and spent his rookie year with the club. Lynch appeared in all 16 games that year as a heavy contributor on special teams.
Lynch was waived when Los Angeles reduced its roster to 53 players at the start of the regular season last year. He went on to spend the 2016 season and much of the 2017 season with the Buccaneers.
Middle linebacker Alec Ogletree (elbow) and outside linebacker Connor Barwin (forearm) are both listed as questionable for Sunday’s contest against the Eagles. If they are unable to play, Bryce Hager and Samson Ebukam would start in their places, respectively. As such, Lynch could provide depth and take snaps on special teams to provide some relief for Hager and Ebukam.