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Michael Hoecht



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25 yrs


6'4'' / 310 lbs




Set to play Week 13

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-03

Hoecht (knee) is active for Sunday's contest against the Browns, Adam Grosbard of The Orange County Register reports.

Hoecht popped up on the Rams' injury report Wednesday after logging a limited session. He did not practice Thursday or Friday but head coach Sean McVay told reporters Friday that he expected Hoecht to be available for Week 13, per Stu Jackson of the Rams' official site. Hoecht has 55 tackles (29 solo), including 4.5 sacks, and a forced fumble in 11 games this season.

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Enters Week 13 as questionable

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-01

Hoecht (knee) is questionable to face the Browns on Sunday, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

Hoecht notched a sack and played 70 percent of the Rams' defensive snaps Week 12 versus Arizona, though he emerged from the contest with a knee injury. The third-year pro followed Tuesday's limited practice with a pair of DNPs, but Rams coach Sean McVay said Friday that he expects Hoecht to play against the Browns, per Stu Jackson of the Rams' official site. If, however, Hoecht were to miss Week 13, Keir Thomas and/or Ochaun Mathis would likely see more work.

Misses practice Thursday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-30

Hoecht (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday after participating on a limited basis Wednesday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.

Hoecht first appeared on the injury report Wednesday, but now he is trending down for Sunday's matchup with the Browns. The third-year pro has 55 tackles, including 4.5 sacks, a pass defensed and a forced fumble in 11 games this season.

Limited in practice Wednesday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-29

Hoecht (knee) was a limited participant in Los Angeles' practice Wednesday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.

Hoecht popped up on the team's injury report Wednesday with a knee injury. The 26-year-old will look to play against the Browns on Sunday, and Keir Thomas should get the start if Hoecht ends up being unable to play.

Gets a sack at Arizona

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-28

Hoecht recorded five tackles (four solo) including a sack in Sunday's 37-14 win at the Cardinals.

Hoecht logged a sack for the third time in his last five games in Week 12 thanks in part to Arizona's 45 pass attempts in a blowout. The Browns don't figure to try to throw the ball nearly as much in Week 13, dampening Hoecht's projection for that contest somewhat.

Records sack in loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-30

Hoecht recorded two tackles (one solo), including a sack, in Sunday's 43-20 loss to the Cowboys.

Hoecht was able to snag at least one sack for the second straight week, compiling three combined quarterback takedowns over the last two contests. Through the first eight games of the season, the 26-year-old has registered a career-high 38 tackles, including 3.5 sacks, while also deflecting a pass and forcing a fumble.

Two sacks in loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-24

Hoecht registered seven tackles (four solo), including two sacks, in the Rams' 24-17 loss to the Steelers on Sunday.

Hoecht had his best game of the 2023 campaign setting new highs for both tackles and sacks. The 26-year-old has so far made the most of his increased playing time this season and will look to continue producing this week versus the Cowboys.

Stays in Los Angeles

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-03-13

Hoecht will remain in Los Angeles after the Rams picked up his exclusive rights free-agent tender Monday, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

Hoecht played at outside linebacker for the back third of last season after Aaron Donald (ankle) was lost for the final stretch of the campaign. In his expanded role, the 25-year-old was impressive enough for the Rams to offer him a tender and ultimately prevent him from negotiating with other teams. It appears likely that Hoecht could remain in his role as an outside linebacker headed into the 2023 season. The 6-foot-4, 310-pounder finished last season with 36 tackles (23 solo), 4.5 sacks and one forced fumble.

Ends season on high note

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-09

Hoecht recorded five tackles (three solo), including a sack, during Sunday's 19-16 overtime loss to the Seahawks.

The final game for Hoecht under his current contract with the Rams saw the second-year defensive end continue his strong late-season play. A key play came right before the end of the first half, as Hoecht brought down Geno Smith for a sack with under a minute remaining in the second quarter, which led to a three-and-out from the Seahawks. Hoecht saw his playing time spike significantly from Week 12 on after Aaron Donald (ankle) was lost for the season, and he responded with 34 tackles, 4.5 sacks and a forced fumble during that span. Hoecht will be an exclusive-rights free agent after the season, and with Donald's playing future in doubt, signing Hoecht to a deal after his impressive play in relief may be a priority for the Rams.

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