Rams Final 53-Man Roster: Notable Cuts

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The Rams made their final roster cuts on Saturday, cutting to their final 53-man roster for the regular season. The official roster is as follows:

Quarterback

Jared Goff and Sean Mannion

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Running Back

Todd Gurley, Malcolm Brown, and Justin Davis

Wide Receiver

Sammy Watkins, Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp, Tavon Austin, Josh Reynolds, and Pharoh Cooper

Tight End/ Fullback

Tyler Higbee, Gerald Everett, Derek Carrier, and Johnny Mundt

Offensive Line

Andrew Whitworth, Rodger Saffold, John Sullivan, Jamon Brown, Rob Havenstein, Austin Blythe, Andrew Donnal, and Darrell Williams

Defensive Line

Michael Brockers, Ethan Westbrooks, Louis Trinca-Pasat, Tyrunn Walker, Morgan Fox, and Tanzel Smart

Linebacker

Connor Barwin, Alec Ogletree, Mark Barron, Robert Quinn, Samson Ebukam, Bryce Hager, Matt Longacre, Ejuan Price, Corey Littleton, and Nicholas Grigsby

Cornerback

Kayvon Webster, Nickell Robey-Coleman, Trumaine Johnson, Blake Countess, Kevin Peterson, and Dominique Hatfield

Safety

Lamarcus Joyner, Maurice Alexander, John Johnson, Cody Davis, and Marqui Christian

Specialists

Johnny Hekker, Greg Zuerlein, and Jake McQuaide

No Aaron Donald

Aaron Donald did not appear on the Rams 53-man roster due to his contract holdout. However, that would obviously change if a deal gets done anytime soon. He will likely take the roster spot of Morgan Fox or Tyrunn Walker.

Physically Unable to Perform

Lance Dunbar

 

Injured Reserve

Bradley Marquez, Temarrick Hemingway, and Dominique Easley

Suspended

Michael Thomas and Troy Hill

Notable Cuts

Aaron Green, Running back: Green was the frontrunner to be the Rams third-string running back coming into camp. However, a strong performance from running back Justin Davis put Green out of a job. It is likely that he will land a place on the practice squad if he is not claimed off waivers.

Nelson Spruce, Wide receiver: Spruce was only going to make the team if the Rams kept a seventh receiver. They did not. Be on the lookout for him as a potential practice squad player as well.

Michael Jordan, Cornerback: Jordan was possibly the most surprising Rams cut. He played an impressive preseason and graded out well with Pro Football Focus. He seemed slated to provide crucial depth for the Rams secondary. Jordan will likely be claimed off waivers, but look for him on the practice squad if he goes unclaimed.

Josh Forrest, Linebacker: Forrest would have been entering his second NFL season, he performed well on special teams last year. Injuries also gave him some reps at linebacker, where he was decent. He is much more effective against the run then the pass. Forrest will likely provide linebacker and special teams depth somewhere. He will likely be claimed off waivers.

Sam Rogers, Fullback: Rogers was selected by the Rams in this years draft. Conventional fullbacks simply do not have a place in the NFL anymore, but his versatility makes him interesting. Clearly, he was not versatile enough to fit into coach Sean McVay’s system. Rogers is an interesting prospect who will likely find himself somewhere in the league.

Outlook

The Rams have set their 53-man roster, yet it lacks Aaron Donald. He is one of, if not the best defensive player in the NFL. The Rams are a significantly better team with Donald on the field. Regardless, the roster is set to take on the Colts next Sunday.

– Andrew Kelly is the Managing Editor for cover32/Rams and covers the Los Angeles Rams. Like and follow on