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Los Angeles Rams receiver Van Jefferson (knee) to see specialist

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Feb 13, 2022; Inglewood, CA, USA; Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Van Jefferson (12) is unable to reach a pass as Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Chidobe Awuzie (22) defends in the second quarter during Super Bowl LVI, Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022, at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif.    Mandatory Credit: Kareem Elgazzar-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Kareem Elgazzar-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Van Jefferson will consult with a specialist about a knee injury that has sidelined him at the start of training camp, multiple outlets reported Sunday.

NFL Network said the appointment is scheduled for Monday.

Cooper Kupp is the No. 1 target for quarterback Matthew Stafford, but Jefferson, along with offseason acquisition Allen Robinson, was expected to play a big role in the offense this season. Robert Woods was traded to Tennessee and free-agent Odell Beckham Jr. remains unsigned.

Jefferson, 26, is entering his third season with the Rams, who selected him in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

In 17 games last season (all starts), Jefferson caught 50 passes for 802 yards and six touchdowns. In the playoffs, he caught nine passes for 102 yards in four games for the Super Bowl-winning Rams.

–Field Level Media