Rams Tight End Returns to Practice

The Los Angeles Rams should have one of their few bright spots on offense available when they take the field against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 12. Tight end Tyler Higbee returned to practice Thursday after missing Wednesday's session with knee swelling. Higbee played 92% of the offensive snaps in the Rams' Week 11 27-20 loss to the New Orleans Saints, nabbing four of his eight targets for 45 yards. He has been the team's second-most prolific pass catcher this year, totalling 430 yards on 48 receptions while averaging a middling 5.9 yards per target.

Higbee's return is meagre solace in a week where the Rams expect to be without quarterback Matthew Stafford and wide receiver Cooper Kupp. Barring a shocking performance, the Super Bowl LVI champions seem poised for their eighth loss of the season. They're colossal 15.5-point underdogs against the Chiefs.

Higbee initially joined the Rams as their 110th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. He has been a consistent and reliable cog for the team ever since, starting 94 of his 103 games while hauling in 282 receptions for 2917 yards and 17 touchdowns.
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