Rams to Promote Darrell Henderson From the Practice Squad Amidst Injury Crisis, HC Sean McVay Thoroughly Impressed With Former RB2’s Second Stint

Published 10/21/2023, 3:03 PM EDT

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The Los Angeles Rams have played 6 games this season. Out of these, they have won 3 and tasted defeat 3 times. They’re preparing to play in a matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers are coming in with a 3-2, and this match will be their 6th match this season. This Sunday Night Football will decide if the Rams will weigh more toward their wins or defeats.

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Before the match, the Rams want to ensure they are not short of manpower. The head coach, Sean McVay, announced surprising news. The announcement has left many wondering what the team will do in the coming weeks.

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The head coach, Sean McVay, had to decide regarding the escalating injury crisis. McVay, along with others, has promoted Darrell Henderson Jr. from the practice squad for the upcoming Sunday game against the Steelers. Henderson previously used to serve as the team’s RB2. He also has evidently left a powerful impression on HC McVay during his second stint with the squad.

McVay stated, “Darrell came back in, he’s a guy that’s going to be up and active this week.” He also emphasized Henderson’s readiness and quick re-acclimation to the team’s strategies and work ethic. He added, “He’s done a great job of being able to quickly re-acclimate himself back to a lot of the things that we’ve done, he’s taking good care of himself in the meantime.”

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This move has been made at a critical time for the Rams as they navigate a series of injuries that have left them needing reliable players. Not just Henderson, McVay also revealed that the DB Derion Kendrick would also practice for their upcoming match.

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Derion Kendrick might be seen vs. the Steelers

The Rams defensive back Derion Kendrick, who has been away because of personal issues, will return to practice on Friday. He might be seen playing against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. McVay expressed his support for Kendrick and highlighted the importance of using this time as a learning opportunity.

McVay emphasized his trust in Kendrick’s character and belief in forgiveness and understanding. He said, “I trust this kid’s heart, I believe in him, I also believe in forgiveness and understanding.”

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Now, time will tell how he handles Monday’s game. What do you think of these decisions by the Rams? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Ishika is a dedicated NFL writer at EssentiallySports. She has seamlessly merged her love for the game with her passion for writing. An unwavering admirer of Patrick Mahomes, she is often found dissecting his gameplay, particularly his unmatched resilience showcased during his Super Bowl win, despite battling an ankle injury.
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