Report: Robert Woods tore ACL during Los Angeles Rams practice on Friday

Brad Sullivan
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Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Rams received some devastating news after it was determined that wide receiver Robert Woods tore his ACL on Friday.

Prior to the injury, Woods had collected the second-most receptions on the Rams this season. His 45 catches for 556 yards in 2021 also included four touchdown receptions.

In addition to Woods’ receiving capabilities, the nine-year veteran also ran the ball eight times for 46 yards and one score.

The 29-year-old Woods was a second-round selection of the Buffalo Bills during the 2013 NFL Draft and spent his first four NFL seasons with the team.

In 2017, Woods signed to play for the Rams and has since caught 367 passes and 23 touchdowns. He snagged 90 receptions during both the 2019 and 2020 seasons.

This season, Woods had seen action in all nine of the Rams’ games, with his top performance coming in the Oct. 7 Thursday night matchup against the Seattle Seahawks. In that contest, he caught 12 passes for 150 yards.

The signing of free agent wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., which came at roughly the same time as the injury, could help the Rams negate the loss of Woods.

Beckham was recently released by the Cleveland Browns and has 504 receptions over the course of his career. While he became prominent during his time with the New York Giants for his one-handed grabs, he dropped multiple passes while with the Browns.

The Rams are set to face the San Francisco 49ers on Monday night in a key road matchup. The Rams are currently 7-2 and sit one game behind the division-leading Arizona Cardinals.

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Brad has written on a variety of both NBA and NFL topics and has worked previously as a sports information director at the collegiate level. A lifetime fan of sports, he's witnessed countless great moments in different sports and understands that stories can be compelling from both the perspective of winners and losers. As a frustrated fan of Cleveland sports, he experienced something unprecedented when the Cavaliers won the city's first championship in 52 years.