With the news breaking yesterday that the Rams have given Tony Softli has been given permission to seek other employment, it comes as no surprise that the team has decided to show more employees the door. Today it was announced that the Rams have informed Ray Ogas, the team’s head of the player program department, that he would not be retained for the upcoming season. Ogas has been with the organization for 10 years, and he worked with players on the transition to the NFL while with the club. There is no doubt that Devaney and company want their guys involved with the organization, so anyone who predates their regime has a serious lack of job security at this point. We haven’t exactly been successful over the last several years, so it’s hard to argue with the idea of bringing in new blood. We have no choice but to trust Devaney at this point, because we really have no place to go but up. I like what he is doing with the club, and hopefully we will see the effects of these moves on the field this season.
Speaking of cleaning house, the team also parted ways with three players this afternoon. Quarterback Mike Reilly, wide receiver Travis Brown, and corner Marcus Brown were all cut from the roster. Reilly has some potential, and he was snatched up by the hated Seahawks quickly after his release was announced. He put up some excellent numbers in college at Central Washington, but he obviously wasn’t in the team’s plans going forward. Both Browns were nothing but practice squad guys, so not a huge loss here. I’d rather give some rookies a chance to make the team.