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Diggs' season-ending injury puts dent in Rams' defense

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Dan Arkush
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By Dan Arkush

One big reason why the Rams could end up being on the outside looking in come playoff time is their increasingly shaky situation at outside linebacker, with starting SLB Na'il Diggs out for the season after tearing a pectoral muscle in Week 13. "He wasn't the flashiest guy, but he had size, smarts and experience and provided a steady hand in a very young unit," one veteran team insider said of Diggs. "He was probably playing his best game of the year when he got hurt." We hear the front-runner to step in for Diggs on the strong side is David Vobora, who was the starter on the weak side against Arizona in Week 13 and started 10 games on the strong side last season. But don't be surprised if the same kind of time-share situation that has existed on the weak side for the last month also kicks in on the strong side, with Larry Grant, Bryan Kehl and newly promoted David Nixon also possibly figuring in the mix.

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