Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford is still in the concussion protocol but is expected to play on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints, head coach Sean McVay said Wednesday.

McVay said Stafford was a full participant in practice on Wednesday, which is a step in the process to be cleared from the protocol. McVay said he expects Stafford to be cleared on Friday, but that "it's not going to inhibit his ability to participate in practice, be a full participant in meetings, all that kind of stuff."

"It's just kind of following the necessary steps to fully be cleared," McVay said.