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Rams starting cornerback Derion Kendrick arrested on felony concealed weapon charge


Los Angeles Rams starting cornerback Derion Kendrick was arrested early Monday morning on felony charges of carrying a concealed weapon.

Los Angeles County Jail inmate records indicate Kendrick was arrested after a traffic stop in Hollywood, several hours after the Rams’ 26-9 victory over Arizona at SoFi Stadium. The second-year pro from Georgia played 68 snaps against the Cardinals and had two tackles.

TMZ reported that officers found a gun and marijuana in Kendrick’s car. Rams coach Sean McVay said Monday afternoon that the team and the NFL were aware of Kendrick’s arrest.

Kendrick was booked at 2:14 a.m. and there was no record of his release by mid-afternoon. McVay declined to say whether Kendrick was still in prison.

β€œIt’s about gathering more information,” McVay said. “Until I have all the information, it’s difficult for me to respond further regarding his status, that sort of thing.”

Kendrick has started every game for Los Angeles this season, taking on a prominent role on defense after the Rams parted ways with Jalen Ramsey and most of their starting secondary during the offseason.

Kendrick, 23, a 2022 sixth-round pick, began his college career at Clemson. He won national championships with the Tigers and Bulldogs.

If Kendrick is out of the Rams for a significant period of time, his starting job will likely be filled by rookie Tre Tomlinson or veteran Duke Shelley, McVay said.

Associated Press reporting.

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