Rams DT Robin­son out in­def­i­nitely

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Rams de­fen­sive tackle A’Shawn Robin­son will be out in­def­i­nitely with a non-foot­ball in­jury, coach Sean McVay said Sun­day.

The Rams put Robin­son on the ac­tive/non-foot­ball in­jury list Sat­ur­day, and McVay dis­cussed the prog­no­sis with­out dis­clos­ing the na­ture of Robin­son’s con­di­tion, which isn’t coro­n­avirus-re­lated.

McVay said Robin­son’s con­di­tion was ‘‘some­thing that kind of sur­prised us’’ when he re­ported to train­ing camp. Robin­son is par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Rams’ team meet­ings and doesn’t need surgery or an­other med­i­cal pro­ce­dure.

McVay made it sound likely that Robin­son, who signed a two-year, $17 mil­lion con­tract with the Rams in March, will miss play­ing time this sea­son. A player can stay on the ac­tive/NFI list un­til the fi­nal ros­ter cut­down. Af­ter that, he would have to be moved to the re­serve/NFI list, which would force him to miss at least the first six weeks of the reg­u­lar sea­son.

Refs, NFL strike opt-out deal

The NFL Ref­er­ees As­so­ci­a­tion reached an agree­ment with the league on health pro­tec­tions and a pro­gram al­low­ing game and re­play of­fi­cials to opt out of the up­com­ing sea­son.

The deal gives of­fi­cials un­til Thurs­day to tell the NFL if they plan to opt out. Un­der terms of the agree­ment, any game or re­play of­fi­cial can take a leave of ab­sence for the sea­son and be paid $30,000 with their job guar­an­teed for 2021.

A game of­fi­cial who tests pos­i­tive dur­ing the sea­son will be treated as some­one who suf­fers an in­jury dur­ing a league-sanc­tioned event, en­ti­tling the of­fi­cial to in­jury pay, med­i­cal ex­penses and other ben­e­fits.

This and that

Wash­ing­ton ac­ti­vated line­backer Reuben Foster off the phys­i­cally un­able-to-per­form list. Foster missed all of last sea­son af­ter suf­fer­ing a torn an­te­rior cru­ci­ate lig­a­ment in his left knee dur­ing an off­sea­son work­out in May 2019.

†The Dol­phins signed freeagent re­ceiver Chester Rogers to a re­ported one-year con­tract, pro­vid­ing a re­in­force­ment at a po­si­tion where Al­bert Wil­son and Allen Hurns ear­lier opted out of the sea­son. Rogers spent the last four sea­sons with the Colts.

The Pa­tri­ots ac­quired cor­ner­back Michael Jack­son, who played in one game last sea­son, from the Lions for an undis­closed draft pick in 2022.

AP

Rams coach Sean McVay says de­fen­sive tackle A’Shawn Robin­son (shown last sea­son with the Lions) has a non-foot­ball in­jury but wouldn’t dis­close the na­ture of it.

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