The Los Angeles Rams promoted cornerback Kevin Peterson from their practice squad to their active roster as insurance if cornerbacks Nickell Robey-Coleman or Kayvon Webster are not able to play Sunday, coach Sean McVay said.
Webster, who has started eight of the season’s 10 games, is in the concussion protocol. Robey-Coleman who started two games and played all 10, suffered a thigh injury in Sunday’s 24-7 loss to Minnesota.
Both did not practice Wednesday.
Peterson played in six plays on defense and 16 on special teams in a 27- 20 loss to Washington Sept. 17, the only time he has played in an NFL regular- season game.
Peterson spent three days on the Chicago Bears roster in 2016 and was on the Rams practice squad the final week of last season.
“Kevin’s a guy that when he’s been asked to be brought up and potentially have the chance to compete, he’s done a nice job,” McVay said Wednesday after practice at California Lutheran University.
“So, we’re taking it one day at a time with Kayvon and Nickell, but Kevin does provide some nice insurance if for whatever reason, those guys aren’t able to go.”
The Rams had an opening on their 53-player active roster because they waived rookie tight end Johnny Mundt Tuesday. Mundt played the past two games but did not record any statistics.
Mundt was signed to a practice squad contract Wednesday, along with defensive back Marcus Sayles, filling the spots of Peterson and offensive tackle Jeremiah Poutasi. Poutasi was cut from the practice squad Tuesday, six days after being signed.
—City News Service