Rams' Nickell Robey-Coleman doubtful, but Kayvon Webster expected back

The Rams will likely have to get by without slot corner Nickell Robey-Coleman on Sunday. Chris Williams/Icon Sportswire

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Rams will probably be without their slot corner on Sunday, with Nickell Robey-Coleman listed as doubtful for their upcoming game against the New Orleans Saints due to a thigh injury. Kayvon Webster, a starter on the outside who spent the week in concussion protocol, practiced in full on Friday and will play.

The Rams lost Webster and Robey-Coleman during Sunday's 24-7 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. But they're now in better shape than the Saints, who will be without both of their starting corners for the Week 12 matchup from Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Marshon Lattimore (ankle) and Ken Crawley (abdomen) are both listed as out, a major lift for a Rams team that will be without top receiver Robert Woods.

Robey-Coleman has played in all 74 NFL games since going undrafted out of USC in 2013. If he can't go on Sunday, the Rams can use Blake Countess or starting safety Lamarcus Joyner in the slot.

Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald missed Thursday's practice because of an illness and was limited on Friday, but Sean McVay expects him to play. Lance Dunbar, who has acted as Todd Gurley's backup with Malcolm Brown nursing an MCL injury, is questionable for the game. But Dunbar's status isn't expected to pigeonhole Tavon Austin into backup duties. That will fall on Justin Davis, an undrafted rookie out of USC.

"Tavon's a guy that we're going to get more involved," said McVay, who was hard on himself for giving Austin only two offensive snaps on Sunday. "He's definitely going to be utilized in this game; he's a part of the game plan. It'll be a variety of ways."