Rams lose solely backup tight finish, Brycen Hopkins, to suspension

Rams tight finish Brycen Hopkins has been suspended for 3 video games for violating the NFL’s coverage on substances of abuse, the league introduced Wednesday in an announcement distributed by the Rams.

Hopkins, a third-year professional, can’t return to the energetic roster till after the Rams’ Oct. 9 recreation in opposition to the Dallas Cowboys.

Hopkins, a fourth-round draft choose in 2020 from Purdue, was inactive for a lot of his first two seasons however stepped up with a dynamic efficiency within the Tremendous Bowl. His improvement led to the Rams carrying solely two tight ends on their 53-man roster, veteran Tyler Higbee and Hopkins.

Hopkins was in for 4 performs on offense in a season-opening defeat to the Buffalo Payments and 4 performs in final Sunday’s victory over the Atlanta Falcons. He has not been focused within the passing recreation.

Jared Pinkney and Roger Carter Jr. are tight ends on the apply squad.

The Rams (1-2) play the Arizona Cardinals (1-1) on Sunday at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.