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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)
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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

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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.

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