Rams' Whitworth, Rapp won't play in divisional round vs. Bucs
The Los Angeles Rams will be without starting left tackle Andrew Whitworth and safety Taylor Rapp for Sunday's divisional-round game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, head coach Sean McVay announced Friday, per ESPN's Lindsey Thiry.
Whitworth suffered a knee injury during Monday's wild-card victory over the Arizona Cardinals. Rapp, meanwhile, remains in concussion protocol after sustaining the ailment in Week 18.
Whitworth, 40, started 15 games during the regular season. The four-time Pro Bowler has spent the past four campaigns with the Rams after playing his first 11 NFL seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals.
Joe Noteboom will likely start in place of Whitworth. Safety Eric Weddle could also see his second appearance this postseason while filling in for Rapp after coming out of retirement earlier this month.
L.A. did receive some good news Friday. The Rams announced they've designated running back Darrell Henderson, defensive tackle Sebastian Joseph-Day, and defensive back Robert Rochell to return from injured reserve. The team will have 21 days to activate each player.