Saints alert! Rams’ Matthew Stafford finally clears concussion protocol

Rams coach Sean McVay talks to Matthew Stafford (right) before their game against Arizona.
Rams coach Sean McVay, left, had Matthew Stafford next to him and out of uniform in Week 10 against Arizona because of a concussion, but the quarterback will play this week.
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Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford was cleared from concussion protocol Friday and will play Sunday against the Saints in New Orleans, the team announced.

Stafford, who has been in concussion protocol since Nov. 8, sat out last week’s defeat by the Arizona Cardinals.

Stafford has passed for eight touchdowns, with eight interceptions.

The 14th-year pro was a full participant in practice this week.

“He’s had great command, great communication with his teammates,” McVay said before Friday’s practice. “He’s looked really good. He’s been the Matthew that we all know and love.”


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Center Brian Allen is out because of a thumb injury that required surgery last week. Linebacker Travin Howard (hip) also is out. Backup quarterback John Wolford (neck) and defensive lineman A’Shawn Robinson (illness) are questionable.

McVay said that David Edwards suffered a setback in his attempt to come back from a concussion that has sidelined him for several weeks.

The Rams signed offensive tackle Zachary Thomas from the Chicago Bears’ practice squad. Thomas played at San Diego State and was selected in the sixth round of the 2022 draft.