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JAN 19

According to reports, Rams star Aaron Donald will be replaced in the Pro Bowl by Washington Commanders defensive lineman Daron Payne. 

Donald was injured towards the end of the 2022 season, and unable to finish the year, eventually being placed on injured reserve. 

Last season, Donald recorded 49 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, 11 quarterback hits, and five sacks, nearly half of his production of 2021, when he had 84 tackles, 12.5 sacks, 19 tackles for loss and 26 quarterback hits. 

JAN 10 

The Los Angeles Rams have signed nine players to reserve/futures contracts, keeping them on the roster through the offseason. 

Here is the full list of players that signed:

WR Jaquarii Roberson

WR Jerreth Sterns

TE Roger Carter

OL Max Pircher

DE T.J. Carter

LB Brayden Thomas

LB Zach VanValkenburg.

S Richard LeCount

JAN 9

The Rams' divisional rival Arizona Cardinals have fired head coach Kliff Kingsbury after four seasons. 

The news comes just one day after the team's 38-13 blowout loss at the hands of the San Francisco 49ers, and 10 months after Kingsbury signed an extension through the 2027 season. 

Kingsbury ends his Cardinals tenure after going 4-13 in 2022, one season after taking Arizona to the playoffs, where they lost in the Wild Card round to the Rams. 

In his four seasons with Arizona, Kingsbury made the playoffs just once, going 28-37-1 over that time. 

JAN 8

In the season finale, the Rams will be without several of their top players vs. the Seahawks at Lumen Field, headlined by defensive tackle Aaron Donald and wide receiver, Ben Skowronek. 

You can view the full list of inactive for both teams below:

Rams

DL Aaron Donald

WR Ben Skowronek

C Brian Allen

QB John Wolford

LB Travin Howard

DB Shaun Jolly

Seahawks

S Ryan Neal

WR Penny Hart

RT Abe Lucas

RB Travis Homer

LB Vi Jones

DT Isaiah Mack

CB Artie Burns

JAN 7

Seattle Seahawks star wide receiver Tyler Lockett was injured in December with a hand injury, with many expecting him to be out for the remainder of the regular season. 

But, just one week after his injury, Lockett was back on the field vs. the Jets.

However, Lockett was injured yet again in the matchup vs. New York, this time with a shin injury, and was questionable for the Seahawks' season finale

That said, Pete Carroll told the media on Friday that expects Lockett to take the field in the regular season finale, as the Seahawks make one final push for a playoff spot. 

In 2022, Lockett has caught 80 passes for 979 yards, to go along with eight touchdowns.

He is just 21 yards shy of his fourth-straight 1,000-yard season. 

JAN 2

The Seattle Seahawks and Los Angeles Rams will play on Sunday at 1:25 p.m. PT at Lumen Field in the regular-season finale, per an announcement Monday.

After falling to the Chargers 31-10 on Sunday on Sunday, the Rams will end their season hoping to play playoff spoiler to their division rivals.

If the Rams win, they will give their former quarterback, Jared Goff a chance to secure his new team, the Detriot Lions, a playoff spot.

However, if Seattle wins and the Packers and Lions tie, the Seahawks would move on to the postseason.

Here's what the rest of the schedule looks like for some key matchups in the NFC playoff picture, as there are still multiple seeds awaiting their fate in for the Wild Card round. Kickoff times for Sunday are still TBD.

New York Giants (9-6-1) @ Philadelphia Eagles (13-3) - Sunday at 1:25 p.m. PT

Minnesota Vikings (12-4) @ Chicago Bears (3-13) - Sunday at 10 a.m. PT

JAN 1

Rams safety Nick Scott was forced to leave LA's Sunday matchup against the Chargers in the second half due to a right arm injury. 

Scott was able to get off of the field under his own power but went straight to the locker room for medical evaluation.

He is currently questionable to return. 

DEC 30 EKELER QUESTIONABLE

The Los Angeles Chargers might be without one of their best offensive players this weekend against the Rams at SoFi Stadium, with star running back Austin Ekeler being limited in practice on Wednesday and Thursday. 

Ekeler is listed on the Chargers' injury report as having a knee injury.

Ekeler has 1,406 yards from scrimmage and 16 touchdowns on total 282 touches in 2022 and is a focal point of the Chargers' offense. 

Ekeler has 759 yards rushing with 11 TDs, to go along with 99 catches for 647 yards and five touchdowns through the air. 

On the defensive side of the ball, Chargers star safety Derwin James was also limited in practice on Thursday after not practicing on Wednesday due to a concussion suffered on Monday night against the Colts.