Rams DT Robinson out indefinitely
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.
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.