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2023 Defensive

Total Tackles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
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Regular Season 61 0 0 0 0.0
Post Season 5 0 0 0 0.0

Top Russ Yeast News

  • Rams' Russ Yeast: Loses starting role mid-season

    Yeast recorded 61 tackles (37 solo) and five passes defended during the 2023 regular season over 17 games played.

    Yeast was relegated mostly to special teams in 2022, but he had a strong training camp and earned a role as a starting safety to begin 2023. Despite beginning the year as a starter, Yeast reverted to a backup behind Jordan Fuller and Quentin Lake after a Week 10 bye, failing to eclipse a 45 percent snap share in all but two games the rest of the way. Fuller is an unrestricted free agent after the season, so Yeast, who still has two years left on his rookie deal, may get another chance to earn a role as a starter if Fuller doesn't return.

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  • Rams' Russ Yeast: Will play Sunday

    Yeast (knee) is active Sunday against the 49ers.

    Yeast didn't show up on the injury report until Friday after logging a limited practice. However, the second-year pro is good to go and should get the start at free safety against San Francisco.

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  • Rams' Russ Yeast: Considered questionable

    Yeast is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the 49ers due to a knee injury, Stu Jackson of the team's official website reports.

    Yeast popped up on the injury report after practicing in limited fashion Friday. His knee issue presumably occurred at practice at some point during the week. John Johnson would likely be in line to fill in at free safety if Yeast is ultimately unable to go.

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  • Rams' Russ Yeast: Back at minicamp

    Yeast (chest) was spotted participating in the Rams' minicamp practice Tuesday, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

    Yeast suffered a pulmonary contusion Jan. 8 during the Rams' season finale, but he has since had the offseason to move past the issue. The 2022 seventh-round pick was working alongside fellow safeties Jordan Fuller and Quentin Lake throughout minicamp. During training camp and the preseason, the Kansas State product will compete with Lake for the second starting safety position alongside Fuller.

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  • Rams' Russ Yeast: Okay after going to hospital

    Yeast (chest) went to the hospital for a pulmonary contusion after Sunday's game against the Seahawks, but he is in stable condition and expected to be okay, Gilbert Manzano of the Orange County Register reports.

    Yeast exited in the first half due to a chest injury. The rookie safety was making his first NFL start in the season finale. He will have plenty of time to recover over the offseason.

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  • Rams' Russ Yeast: Ruled out of Sunday's game

    Yeast (chest) won't return to Sunday's game at Seattle.

    Prior to his departure in the first half, Yeast racked up three tackles while working in place of typical starting free safety Nick Scott (shoulder). Quentin Lake will take on more reps at the position alongside Taylor Rapp for the rest of Week 18

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  • Rams' Russ Yeast: Exits with injury

    Yeast (chest) is questionable to return Sunday against the Seahawks, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Yeast was expected to take on a bigger role Week 18 with Nick Scott (shoulder) out. However, the injury could end the day early for the rookie. While he is out, Quentin Lake should take on a bigger role.

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  • Rams' Russ Yeast: Set for expanded role in Week 18

    Yeast is likely to draw the start at free safety in Week 18 against the Seahawks, Greg Beacham of The Associated Press reports.

    With Nick Scott (shoulder) unavailable for the season finale, Yeast is likely to take over and replace him in the secondary. Yeast has appeared in 14 of the Rams' games this season, recording 17 tackles while operating mostly as a special-teams option.

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  • Rams' Russ Yeast: Packs bags for Los Angeles

    The Rams selected Yeast in the seventh round of the 2022 NFL Draft, 253rd overall.

    Yeast began his college career at cornerback for Louisville in 2017 before moving to safety in 2019. He's the definition of a tweener at 5-foot-11, 192 pounds, and he's probably not fast enough to play at outside cornerback after running a 4.56 40-yard dash. Still, he retains impressive instincts in coverage, as he posted 48 tackles, 14 pass breakups and four interceptions over 13 games as a senior at Kansas State, meaning he play in the slot at the NFL level.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 195 lbs
Birthplace: Danville, KY
Age: 25
School: Kansas State
Experience: 3