NFL teams have to trim their rosters from 75 to 53 players by the end of the day Saturday, Aug. 30. Here's our best effort at predicting who makes the cut for the Rams.
Now, the really hard work begins for Jeff Fisher and his staff, and coaches all over the league really. Saturday afternoon is the deadline for teams to have their final 53-man rosters. That means cutting down from 75 players. So who's in and who's out for the St. Louis Rams? Here's our best guess.
That one's pretty easy.
Running back (4)
Watts is probably more of a homer pick at this point. Reynolds probably has an edge because of special teams, or does he?
Tight end (4)
Cunningham probably gets the edge on the last tight end spot because of his blocking.
Wide receiver (5)
Bailey doesn't count against the roster numbers until after his four-game suspension is over. The shocker is Austin Pettis getting cut, after being one of the top three to start the 2013 season.
Offensive line (10)
At what point do the Rams cut bait on Jones? He's injured again (back surgery), and won't play for who knows how long. The tackle depth is a huge problem, especially with Robinson looking not quite ready for prime time.
Defensive line (10)
They might only keep nine guys here, like they did last year. For now, I'm thinking Sam and Westbrooks have played too well for them to try and stash on the practice squad.
This is another area where depth is a concern.
Defensive backs (9)
This spot might be the wild card. They have to keep Tru Johnson on the roster while he's hurt (since it's not enough of an injury to use injured reserve with a designation to return). That means they'll only have eight who can play, despite keeping nine guys.
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