Los Angeles without 3 defensive starters against Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) The Los Angeles Rams will be without starting cornerback E.J. Gaines and starting safety Maurice Alexander on Thursday night against the Seattle Seahawks.

Alexander and Gaines were both inactive. Alexander had been ruled out with a concussion, while Gaines was doubtful due to a thigh injury. The Rams also placed standout defensive end Robert Quinn on injured reserve on Thursday, ending his season early due to a concussion.

The Rams are also without starting right guard Cody Wichmann. He was not listed on the injury report.

Seattle was without linebacker Brock Coyle for the fourth straight game due to a foot injury. Coyle was listed as questionable. The Seahawks also made newly signed running back Kelvin Taylor inactive, leaving them with just two active running backs: Thomas Rawls and Alex Collins.


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