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LOS ANGELES — The Rams are back at home for their matchup against the NFC South-leading Saints, and both teams will be without significant contributors in the secondary.
For Los Angeles, defensive back Nickell Robey-Coleman (thigh) is inactive for Sunday’s contest. With an explosive offense to contain, defensive coordinator Wade Phillips said the Rams will likely have a combination of safety Lamarcus Joyner and defensive back Blake Countess manning slot receivers.
But New Orleans will also be without its two starting cornerbacks, Marshon Lattimore (ankle) and Ken Crawley (abdomen). Neither practiced at all this week, which means this week’s starters — announced as De’Vante Harris and P.J. Williams — received first-team reps in practice.
Running back Lance Dunbar (knee) was listed as questionable, and is inactive for today’s game. Head coach Sean McVay said running back Justin Davis will likely step up and help replace Dunbar’s production. But wide receiver Tavon Austin has also received snaps in that backup running back role this season, so there’s a possibility he could line up in the backfield as well.
Additionally, Linebacker Bryce Hager (calf) is active after being listed as questionable on Friday’s list.
Elsewhere on the inactives, wide receiver Robert Woods (shoulder) and running back Malcolm Brown (knee) remained sidelined by their injuries.
As expected, cornerback Kayvon Webster is active after clearing concussion protocol.
Below is the full list of inactives for both teams.
QB Brandon Allen
WR Robert Woods
CB Nickell Robey-Coleman
RB Lance Dunbar
RB Malcolm Brown
OLB Ejuan Price
OT Cornelius Lucas
QB Taysom Hill
CB Ken Crawley
CB Marshon Lattimore
RB Jonathan Williams
C Cameron Tom
WR Austin Carr
DE Al-Quadin Muhammad