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St. Louis Rams roster cuts: Michael Sam still in the mix as team reportedly cuts 17

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The Rams are on trimming the roster down to 53 players.

The St. Louis Rams have started the process of making their last round of roster cuts. Teams are required to have their final 53-man rosters by 4:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, Aug. 30. The Rams are starting the process with 75 players after the previous round of roster cuts.

A number of the players released will be eligible for the practice squad. For the first time, teams are allowed to keep 10 players on the practice squad, up from just eight players in previous years. Players first have to clear waivers before they can be signed to the practice squad. A more in-depth overview of those rules can be found here.

The Rams have reportedly cut 17 players, leaving just five more moves to make.

Here are the cuts the Rams have made so far:

Emory Blake, WR

Travis Bond, OG

Kuortnei Brown, DL

Avery Cunningham, S

Austin Franklin, WR

Aaron Hill, LB

Garrett Gilbert, QB

Deantre Harlan, DL

Sean Hooey, OL

Mitchell Van Dyk, OT

Etienne Sabino, LB

Brad Smelley, TE

Phillip Steward, LB

Justin Veltung, WR

Darren Woodard, CB

We'll be updating this list up through the final deadline. We'll also have some analysis of the final 53-man roster once we have it.

Remember, if you're interacting with players on Twitter (or wherever) be respectful. This is a tough day.

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