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Rams slice down roster to 53
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(8/30/14) The Rams have issued a series of cuts to reach the mandated roster of limit of 53 for the regular season.
Those on the offensive side of the ball are wide receivers Emory Blake, Austin Franklin and Justin Veltung, linemen Sean Hooey, Mitchell Van Dyk, Travis Bond and Brandon Washington, quarterback Garrett Gilbert and tight end Brad Smelley.
Defenders now gone are linemen Kourtnei Brown, Matt Conrath and Deantre Harlan, defensive backs Christian Bryant, Darren Woodard, Avery Cunningham and Greg Reid and linebackers Aaron Hill, Etienne Sabino, Phillip Seward and Lawrence Wilson.
The Rams also placed wideout Stedman Bailey on the reserved/suspended list.
Rams get rid of Sean Hooey
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(8/29/14) Rams offensive lineman Sean Hooey has been cut Friday.
Hooey spent last season on the club's practice squad. Hooey started the team's final preseason game, but did not show enough to make the final roster.
Rams finalize regular season roster
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(8/31/13) The Rams officially finalized their 53-man roster Saturday by placing linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar and running back Isaiah Pead on the reserve/suspended list by the NFL. |
St. Louis also released offensive lineman Ryan Lee with an injury settlement and placed tackle Ty Nsekhe on the waived/injured list.
In addition, the Rams waived the following 19 players from the roster: wide receiver Emory Blake, defensive end Mason Brodine, linebacker Sammy Brown, quarterback Austin Davis, safety Cody Davis, defensive tackle Garrett Goebel, safety Rashard Hall, tackle Sean Hooey, linebacker Josh Hull, receiver Nick Johnson, tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen, cornerback Andre Martin, tight end Zach Potter, fullback Eric Stevens, cornerback Drew Thomas, receiver Justin Veltung, tackle D.J. Young, defensive end R.J. Washington, and cornerback Darren Woodard.