Cooper Kupp active for Rams, Tee Higgins not playing for Bengals

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp (10) warms up before an NFL preseason football game Saturday, Aug. 26, 2023, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp is set to make his season debut. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

One of the NFL’s best wide receivers is finally active. Los Angeles Rams star Cooper Kupp is officially a go for the game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Kupp’s highly anticipated return was confirmed by Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay on Friday. The wide receiver, who has been out through the first four weeks of the season due to a hamstring injury, returned to practice Wednesday. On Saturday, he was officially activated from injured reserve.

Elsewhere, the Cincinnati Bengals will be facing the Arizona Cardinals without one of their top weapons. Wide receiver Tee Higgins has been ruled out with a reported rib injury, which means a hobbled Joe Burrow will be down one of the wideouts that makes the offense so dangerous when everything is clicking.

The rest of the late game NFL Week 5 inactives are below.


  • WR Demarcus Robinson

  • OLB Nick Hampton

  • OL Zach Thomas

  • OL Joe Noteboom

  • DE Desjuan Johnson



  • WR Tee Higgins

  • C Trey Hill

  • CB Chidobe Awuzie

  • DT Josh Tupou

  • LB Akeem Davis-Gaither

  • OT D’Ante Smith


  • CB Qwuantrezz Knight

  • RB Keontay Ingram

  • OL Carter O’Donnell

  • TE Elijah Higgins

  • DL Jonathan Ledbetter


  • CB Fabian Moreau

  • RB Javonte Williams

  • S JL Skinner

  • LB Thomas Incoom

  • C Alex Forsyth


  • RB Israel Abanikanda

  • WR Jason Brownlee

  • WR Mecole Hardman

  • DE Carl Lawson

  • CB DJ Reed

  • CB Brandin Echols

  • LB Zaire Barnes


  • S Lewis Cine

  • QB Nick Mullens

  • TE Nick Muse

  • LB Andre Carter II

  • T Hakeem Adeniji

  • DL Khyiris Tonga


  • LB Nick Bolton

  • DE BJ Thompson

  • OL Mike Caliendo

  • DT Matt Dickerson

  • DT Keondre Coburn


  • QB Sam Ehlinger

  • LB Shaquille Leonard

  • TE Will Mallory

  • DE Kwity Paye

  • T Bernhard Raimann


  • WR Amon-Ra St. Brown

  • RB Jahmyr Gibbs

  • S Brian Branch

  • TE James Mitchell

  • DL Levi Onwuzurike

  • DL Brodric Martin


  • CB Jalyn Armour-Davis

  • QB Josh Johnson

  • OL Sala Aumavae-Laulu

  • T Morgan Moses

  • TE Charlie Kolar

  • LB Odafe Oweh


  • WR Tee Higgins (ribs): out

  • LB Akeem Davis-Gaither (knee)

  • DE Trey Hendrickson (back): questionable


  • OL Cam Robinson (exempt/commissioner permission list): added to active roster

  • LB Devin Lloyd (thumb): out

  • WR Parker Washington (knee): out

  • CB Christian Braswell (hamstring): out

  • LB Dawuane Smoot (knee): out


  • TE Juwan Johnson

  • S Lonnie Johnson Jr.

  • QB Jake Luton

  • G Andrus Peat

  • WR A.T. Perry

  • DE Kyle Phillips

  • OL Landon Young


  • T Calvin Anderson

  • WR Kayshon Boutte

  • QBWill Grier

  • LB Matthew Judon

  • G Cole Strange

  • T Tyrone Wheatley


  • QB Mason Rudolph

  • P Pressley Harvin

  • RB Godwin Igwebuike

  • OL Dan Moore Jr.

  • OL James Daniels

  • TE Pat Freiermuth

  • DE DeMarvin Leal


  • CB Shaquill Griffin

  • CB Tavierre Thomas

  • QB Case Keenum

  • LB Garret Wallow

  • RB Dare Ogunbowale

  • LB Christian Harris

  • LT Josh Jones


  • OL Jovaughn Gwyn

  • DL Ta’Quon Graham

  • DL Joe Gaziano

  • LB Andre Smith Jr.

  • WR Zay Malone

  • QB Logan Woodside


  • RB Saquon Barkley

  • S Gervarrius Owens

  • LB Micah McFadden

  • C John Michael Schmitz

  • G Shane Lemieux

  • T Andrew Thomas

  • DL Jordon Riley


  • CB Kelvin Joseph

  • OLB Jaelan Phillips

  • RB Salvon Ahmed

  • WR Chase Claypool

  • NT Brandon Pili

  • QB Skylar Thompson


  • RB Raheem Blackshear

  • S Xavier Woods

  • CB Donte Jackson

  • LB Deion Jones

  • T David Sharpe


  • WR Treylon Burks

  • LB Luke Gifford

  • DL Teair Tart

  • OL Jaelyn Duncan

  • LB Caleb Murphy

  • QB Will Levis



  • DT Fletcher Cox (back): out

  • S Sydney Brown (hamstring): out

  • DT Marlon Tuipulotu (triceps): out

  • OG Cam Jurgens (foot): out





  • P.J. Locke (toe): activated from IR

  • LB Baron Browning (knee): out

  • RB Javonte Williams (quad): questionable




  • RB Aaron Jones (hamstring) questionable

  • OG Elgton Jenkins (knee): expected to play

  • LB De’Vondre Campbell (ankle): out

  • CB Jaire Alexander (back): questionable

  • CB Eric Stokes (foot): questionable

  • S Zayne Anderson (hamstring): out

  • S Rudy Ford (oblique): questionable


  • QB Jimmy Garoppolo (concussion): cleared protocol, expected to play

  • WR Davante Adams (shoulder): did not practice

  • DE Maxx Crosby (knee): limited


  • WR Cooper Kupp (hamstring): expected to play

  • OT Joe Noteboom (groin): out

  • Desjaun Johnson (thumb): doubtful


  • LB Von Miller (Achilles): questionable. Read more about his “94.5 percent chance” to play.”

  • DE Greg Rousseau (foot): out

  • CB Tre’Davious White (Achilles): placed on IR

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