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NFC West Standings

Team Div Overall
4-0-0 8-4-0
3-1-0 7-5-0
1-4-0 4-8-0
1-4-0 3-9-0

2022 Receiving

STATS REC
Receptions
YDS
Receiving Yards
AVG
Average Yards per Reception
TD
Receiving Touchdowns
LNG
Longest Reception
Regular Season 2 23 11.5 0 12

Top Brycen Hopkins News

  • Rams' Brycen Hopkins: Draws two targets in loss

    Hopkins reeled in one of his two targets for an 11-yard gain in Sunday's 27-17 loss to the Cardinals.

    Suiting up for the fourth contest in a row after serving a three-game suspension earlier in the season, Hopkins once again served as the primary backup to Tyler Higbee. Hopkins narrowly cleared 20 percent of the Rams' offensive snaps for the second straight game, and he could have a path to seeing a slight uptick in playing time moving forward even while Higbee remains healthy. With star wideout Cooper Kupp (ankle) undergoing surgery Wednesday and set to miss at least four games, the Rams will need to turn to a collection of players to replace his 10.8 targets per game. While some of that volume will be diverted to the run game, the Rams could explore using more two tight-end sets featuring both Higbee and Hopkins, the latter of whom was a standout pass catcher during his college days at Purdue.

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  • Rams' Brycen Hopkins: Suspension over

    Hopkins' three-game suspension for a violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy was lifted Monday, per the league's transaction log.

    Now that he's back on the Rams' active roster, Hopkins likely will slot in as the team's No. 2 tight end behind Tyler Higbee and in front of Kendall Blanton. In two games this season, Hopkins didn't receive a target while playing eight snaps on offense and six more on special teams.

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  • Rams' Brycen Hopkins: Gets three-game ban

    Hopkins received a three-game suspension Wednesday for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports.

    Despite being active for both of the Rams' games this season, he's been blanked in the box score while earning eight snaps on offense and six more on special teams. His next chance to take the field won't come until Oct. 16 against the Panthers. In the meantime, Tyler Higbee will continue to dominate reps at tight end for the Rams, while Roger Carter and Jared Pinkney are candidates to be elevated from the practice squad.

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  • Rams' Brycen Hopkins: Leads team in receptions

    Hopkins caught all six of his targets for 41 yards in Friday's 24-20 loss to the Texans.

    Hopkins operated as a safety valve for quarterback John Wolford during a first half that saw Wolford under constant pressure, and he came through with a perfect six-for-six catch rate. The second half saw Bryce Perkins target Hopkins only once on a play that was called back due to a penalty, but Hopkins easily outpaced fellow tight ends Kendall Blanton and Roger Carter, who combined for two catches and 28 receiving yards in the loss. With one preseason game against the Bengals next Saturday remaining, Hopkins may have leapt Blanton and become the favorite to be the backup to starter Tyler Higbee with Friday's performance.

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  • Rams' Brycen Hopkins: Logs one catch

    Hopkins caught one of two passes for nine yards in Saturday's 29-22 win over the Chargers.

    Fellow backup tight end Kendall Blanton was on the field as well, but only Hopkins was targeted by Bryce Perkins, and he was able to snag one of the two for a nine-yard gain during the Rams' first touchdown drive of the game. With Tyler Higbee being eased back in to action after recovering from an MCL injury suffered in the NFC Championship Game last season, expect to see plenty of both Hopkins and Blanton during Friday's second preseason game against the Texans.

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  • Rams' Brycen Hopkins: Third on depth chart

    Hopkins is listed as the third-string tight end on the Rams' first unofficial depth chart, Cameron DaSilva of USA Today reports.

    Hopkins had a breakout performance in Super Bowl LVI, notching 47 yards on four receptions after garnering just a single catch through the first twelve games of his career. Despite ending his year on a positive note, the return of Tyler Higbee combined with Kendall Blanton's presence relegates Hopkins back to a tertiary role going into his third year with the Rams, albeit with evidence that he can produce if thrust into a key role.

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  • Rams' Brycen Hopkins: Unsung hero in Super Bowl win

    Hopkins hauled in all four of his targets for 47 yards Sunday in the Rams' 23-20 win over the Bengals in Super Bowl LVI.

    After drawing only one target in total over the first 12 regular-season and playoff appearances of his career, Hopkins saw a surprising amount of involvement on the biggest stage. With Tyler Higbee (knee) placed on injured reserve in advance of the Super Bowl, Kendall Blanton drew the start at tight end, but it was Hopkins who operated as the top pass-catching option at the position. He ended up out-snapping Blanton, 39-30, and had a key third-down reception with just over four minutes remaining on the Rams' game-winning scoring drive. Higbee should be back to full strength for the offseason program and is under contract through 2023, but Hopkins' Super Bowl performance could be a springboard for him to take on a more enhanced role as Higbee's top backup next season.

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  • Rams' Brycen Hopkins: First career reception in win

    Hopkins caught his lone target for nine yards during Tuesday's 20-10 win over Seattle.

    The rookie has played only 55 offensive snaps this season, with 22 of them coming Tuesday. He's unlikely to get a chance to build on this outing, as the Rams are expected to get top tight end Tyler Higbee back from the reserve/COVID-19 list for this weekend's game in Minnesota. Kendall Blanton will serve as Higbee's top backup, relegating Hopkins to the No. 3 role.

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  • Rams' Brycen Hopkins: Activated from COVID list

    Hopkins was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday.

    Hopkins hit the list Tuesday but was eligible for a quick return because he had been vaccinated. With Tyler Higbee still on the COVID list, the Purdue product should be the Rams' No. 2 tight end Sunday against Seattle behind Kendall Blanton.

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  • Rams' Brycen Hopkins: Going to reserve/COVID-19

    Hopkins was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday due to a positive test of the virus.

    The tight end will enter the league's COVID-19 protocols, but since he's vaccinated, he'll be able to play Sunday against the Seahawks if he's asymptomatic for 48 hours and is able to produce two consecutive negative COVID-19 tests. Hopkins has appeared in three straight games for the Rams, logging 33 offensive snaps without a target.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 245 lbs
Birthplace: Nashville, TN
Age: 25
School: Purdue
Experience: 3