Rams starter Rob Havenstein, reserve Donte Deayon put on reserve/COVID-19 list

 Rams offensive tackle Rob Havenstein prepares to block.
Rams starting offensive tackle Rob Havenstein (79) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Sunday.
(John McCoy / Associated Press)

Starting right tackle Rob Havenstein and reserve cornerback Donte Deayon were placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, the Rams announced Sunday.

They are the second and third players to be placed on the list ahead of the Rams’ Monday night game against the NFC-West leading Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

Running back Darrell Henderson, who is nursing a thigh injury, was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday.

Sony Michel was on track to start against the Cardinals regardless of Henderson’s status after rushing for 121 yards and a touchdown in a 37-7 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Dec. 5.

The Rams’ Andrew Whitworth is still a premier blocker in the NFL. ‘Sometimes you take for granted that he’s 40 years old,’ said coach Sean McVay.

Dec. 12, 2021


Joe Noteboom could start in place of Havenstein. The fourth-year pro has started at tackle and guard and also served as an extra tight end in so-called heavy formations during the victory over the Jaguars.