Rams activate Jalen Ramsey from reserve/COVID-19 list, CB on track to play vs. Seahawks

Amidst a trying stretch of positive COVID-19 cases within the Rams organization, the team has activated a key starter ahead of Week 15.

Los Angeles announced that cornerback Jalen Ramsey has been activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list, setting in motion plans for the standout defender to play against the Seahawks.

Ramsey's return comes a day after the Rams activated six players, including receiver Odell Beckham and running back Darrell Henderson, from the reserve list.

After missing Week 14 due to a positive COVID test, Ramsey is poised to re-take the field and again draw the top assignment of covering DK Metcalf in a contest the NFL postponed from Sunday to Tuesday due to a Rams' COVID surge.

With both teams still missing key players -- Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett among them -- due to COVID designations, it remains to be seen if more will be activated following the NFL's Thursday announcement regarding a shortened window to test out of COVID protocol.

On Saturday, the league announced re-configured guidelines which will include "a more targeted testing plan, more flexibility for players to attend meetings virtually and also a high-risk player opt-out for the remainder of the season."

Seattle later announced it has placed CB D.J. Reed, offensive tackle Brandon Shell, RB Travis Homer, defensive end Kerry Hyder and two practice squad players on the COVID list. They join Lockett and RB Alex Collins.

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