Los Angeles Rams receiver Robert Woods suffers torn ACL, sources say

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Robert Woods, Los Angeles Rams wide receiver, is expected to miss the rest of the season due to a torn ACL sustained in practice Friday. Sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter & Dianna Russini.

Sources told ESPN that Woods fell with the knee injury, then got up to finish practice. Sources told ESPN that Woods had completed practice and then went through tests to confirm the injury.

After DeSean Jackson's release, the Rams (7-2), in search for depth at the position, signed Odell Beckham Jr. as a free agent on Thursday.

Sources told ESPN that Beckham will make his Rams debut against San Francisco 49ers Monday Night Football.

Woods, along with fellow starter Van Jefferson and NFL receiver leader Cooper Kupp, is an integral part of the L.A. offense as a receiver, blocker, and sometimes jet-sweeper. Woods is second in the roster with 45 catches, 556 yards and four touchdowns. He has also rushed eight times for 46 yard and another TD. Woods was tied for 15th place in the NFL with 70 targets for this season, as of Week 10.

The NFL's best-ranked passing offense, under new quarterback Matthew Stafford, is devastated by Woods' injury. This leaves Jefferson, Beckham, and Kupp as the only healthy, accomplished wideouts remaining on the roster.

The Rams have lost two rookies, Jacob Harris and Tutu Atwell to season-ending injuries in recent weeks. A waiver claim to return Josh Reynolds, the wide receiver released earlier this week, was denied.

Ben Skowronek (the only other receiver on the roster) and J.J. Koski (a pair of first-year wideouts with a combined total of three catches for 30 yard are the other two.

Woods, a team captain, has never missed more than three games due to injury in his nine-year NFL tenure.

Woods started his career in Buffalo, before the Southern California receiver returned home to his hometown in 2017 with the Rams. Woods signed a $65 million, four-year contract extension in the middle of last season. It will begin in 2022.

Woods' 4 1/2 season with the Rams saw him catch 367 passes for 4,626 yards, 23 touchdowns, and rush for 485 yards and five scores.

This report was contributed by Nick Wagoner, ESPN, and The Associated Press.