The second-year receiver, the starting kickoff returner, is on track to return punts on Sunday against the
Cooper will replace
Cooper was competing with rookie receiver
Kupp is a starting receiver. He caught one punt against the Seahawks.
Cooper has averaged 27.1 yards per kick return.
"When you look at the role that [Kupp] has offensively, and then how well Pharoh's done as far as… a kick returner, I feel a lot of confidence in him, and that's more likely the direction that we will go," McVay said.
Austin said he would continue to work through his issues.
"I really believe I'm the best punt returner in the league," he said. "I've just got to get rid of a couple problems I'm dealing with right now…. I'd rather come off than to hurt this team."
"It's been tough to see some people that I know, and some people that are friends of friends, that have been affected by it," he said. "Hopefully, they can get it under control soon."
Goff's father, Jerry, is a firefighter stationed in Millbrae. He was not among those deployed to the area, but Goff said an uncle was a firefighter in Santa Rosa.