Calais (foot) has been participating in the Rams' offseason practices, Jordan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Calais spent the entire 2021 campaign on injured reserve after breaking his foot during the preseason. Now that he's healthy, the 2020 seventh-round pick will compete for a depth spot in Los Angeles' backfield, but his best path to a roster spot may be as a return man.
Jun 27, 2022 11:10 AM EST
Calais (foot) was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday and reverted to injured reserve,.
Analysis: Calais moved to the COVID-19 list last week but is now back on injured reserve after clearing the league protocols. He's been on the shelf all season after suffering a mid-foot fracture in August and undergoing surgery.
Jan 3, 2022 1:15 PM EST
Calais (foot) was transferred to the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday.
Analysis: Calais has been on injured reserve since suffering a mid-foot fracture in late August and subsequently undergoing surgery. He'll now be on the COVID list until he clears the health and safety protocols, when he'll revert back to injured reserve.
Dec 29, 2021 3:50 PM EST
Calais (foot) reverted to the Rams' injured reserve after he cleared waivers Tuesday.
Analysis: Calais sustained a mid-foot fracture in Saturday's preseason game against the Raiders and will require surgery. The injury carries a 4-to-6 month recovery timetable, and the 23-year-old will be forced to miss the entire 2021 campaign unless he reaches an injury settlement with the team.
Aug 25, 2021 10:18 AM EST
Calais (foot) was waived by the Rams on Monday, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Calais suffered a a mid-foot fracture in Saturday's preseason game, and he will undergo surgery that carries a 4-to-6 month recovery timetable. The 23-year-old running back, Rodrigue added, has the ability to revert to IR once he clears waivers. Calais could potentially make a return to the field in the 2021 season if his recovery lands somewhere at the beginning of his timeline. In his absence, Xavier Jones, Jake Funk and Otis Anderson will compete for touches behind starter Darrell Henderson.
Aug 23, 2021 12:24 PM EST
Calais will undergo surgery on a mid-foot fracture, which will be accompanied by a 4-to-6-month recovery timetable, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: In the wake of Cam Akers' Achilles tear, Calais was in contention for RB reps behind starter Darrell Henderson, but the injury suffered in Saturday's preseason game is threatening to wipe out his entire 2021 campaign. If Calais is fortunate enough to uphold the front end of the given timeline, he may be a candidate to return late in the regular season and/or the playoffs, if the Rams make it. With Calais out of the picture for the time being, Xavier Jones, Jake Funk and Otis Anderson are the trio vying for depth chart slotting behind Henderson.
Aug 22, 2021 12:23 PM EST
Coach Sean McVay noted that Calais suffered a foot injury in Saturday's preseason game against the Raiders that will require surgery, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Analysis: Calais had been looking to carve out a depth RB/return role with the Rams, but he's clearly going to miss some time and could be an IR candidate, depending on the nature of his procedure and expected recovery time. Expect the team to look into adding backfield reinforcement in short order.
Aug 22, 2021 7:19 AM EST
Calais (ankle) is listed as questionable to return to Saturday's preseason contest against the Raiders.
Analysis: Last year, Calais appeared in four games and recorded 152 kick-return yards, but he now faces competition in the return game from seventh-round pick Jake Funk and veteran DeSean Jackson. The extent of his injury is unknown, but his roster spot may be in jeopardy if he is forced to miss extended time.
Aug 21, 2021 9:37 PM EST
Calais is expected to compete for special-teams work with 2021 NFL Draft seventh-round selection Jake Funk, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: A star on special teams in college, Calais is a speedster who played four games and recorded 152 kick-return yards as a rookie for the Rams last season. Not only will he compete with Funk for work, Los Angeles also added wide receiver DeSean Jackson through free agency, and the veteran could also be in the return-game mix. Incumbent returner, Nsimba Watson is also in the picture.
May 4, 2021 3:45 PM EST
Calais could compete for a return specialist job this season, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: The 2020 seventh-round selection was scooped off the Buccaneers practice squad last preseason and went on to play 34 special-teams snaps across four games for the Rams. Calais is an explosive speedster who piled up 2,493 kickoff return yards over four collegiate seasons with Louisiana-Lafayette. The Rams could add a running back in the 2021 NFL Draft or through free agency to make Calais' path to a roster spot more difficult, but as it stands, he appears set to compete with wide receiver Nsimba Webster for punt- and kick-return duties.
Apr 23, 2021 7:43 AM EST
Calais (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Friday, NFL.com reports.
Analysis: Calais played in just four games for the Rams this year, logging all of his snaps on special teams, specifically as a kick returner where he recorded 152 yards on seven returns. Heading into the playoffs, Cam Akers, Malcolm Brown and Xavier Jones are the Rams' only running backs.
Jan 8, 2021 3:38 PM EST
Calais (coach's decision) won't play in Sunday's game against the Eagles, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Analysis: Calais was signed off Tampa Bay's practice squad by the Rams on Sept. 6, but he's yet to make his NFL debut. Darrell Henderson and Xavier Jones will operate as the team's depth running backs with Calais sidelined.
Sep 20, 2020 9:13 AM EST
The Rams signed Calais off Tampa Bay's practice squad on Sunday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: The Buccaneers waived Calais on Saturday and hoped to stash him on the practice squad, but the Rams saw enough potential in the rookie seventh-round pick to justify adding him to the active roster. Calais is somewhat undersized (5-foot-8, 188 pounds), but he boasts impressive quickness and potential utility in the return game.
Sep 6, 2020 4:38 PM EST
Calais will be waived by the Buccaneers, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: The seventh-round pick's chances of sticking on Tampa Bay's regular-season roster were thwarted by the Bucs' additions of veteran backs Leonard Fournette and LeSean McCoy. Calais will have an opportunity to resurface on the team's practice squad if he goes unclaimed on waivers.
Sep 4, 2020 7:47 AM EST
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