Sara BarshopESPN Writer2 minute read
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — The Los Angeles Rams placed backup quarterback Stetson Bennett on the reserve/non-football illness list, coach Sean McVay said Wednesday.
McVay did not reveal details about Bennett’s situation, but said it is not related to the right shoulder injury he suffered last week.
Bennett will miss at least the next four games.
“Out of respect for him and the situation, I’ll leave all the details and details internal,” McVay said. “And I want to be able to do that out of respect for that situation, so I’m not really going to have any follow-up information or anything that I’ll give out on that.”
Rams quarterback Brett Rypien will continue to back up Matthew Stafford, as he did in Week 1 against the Seattle Seahawks. When McVay was asked how Bennett’s move to NFI affects the Rams’ quarterback room, McVay said, “I think there are certain things that are a lot more important than that.”
“The fortunate thing for us is that Brett Rypien has been with the company,” McVay said. “He’s on our practice squad. He was the backup last week and he’ll remain in that situation until something changes about it.”
McVay said he had the opportunity to meet with Bennett.
The Rams moved up to draft Bennett, who led Georgia to back-to-back national championships the past two seasons, in the fourth round. Bennett is the first quarterback selected by the Rams since they took Jared Goff No. 1 overall in 2016.
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