53 Rams Ready For 2010

CLEVELAND - AUGUST 21: Keith Null of the St. Louis Rams looks for a receiver against the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Browns Stadium on August 21, 2010 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)

The roster is officially set for the upcoming 2010 season for the Rams, as the team made its final cuts yesterday. I must admit that a few of the moves surprised me, and I will go over them in a minute. For now, here is the list off all the players who were released by the team yesterday.

WR Danario Alexander, G Roger Allen III, LB Devin Bishop, LB Cardia Jackson, CB Marquis Johnson, T Ryan McKee, WR Brandon McRae, G Drew Miller, FB Dennis Morris, QB Keith Null, RB Chris Ogbonnaya, DT Ernest Reid, DB Antoine Thompson, DE Victor Adeyanju, CB Quincy Butler and LB Bobby Carpenter.  S Kevin Payne (knee) and T Eric Young (knee) were placed on the reserve/injured list.

The guys who really stand out in this group have to be Null, Ogbonnaya, Carpenter, Adeyanju, and Butler. I really thought Null had the edge to be the third quarterback, but the team decided to go with the upside of Thaddeus Lewis. I don’t mind that move so much, it was just a little surprising. Ogbonnaya really played himself out of a spot in the preseason, so you can’t fault the team there. Carpenter wasn’t very good in the preseason either, but after trading Alex Barron for him I thought he would get a chance. Adeyanju really surprises me, because he was versatile and could really play anywhere on the line. Butler is a good player, and I’m pretty sure he will get picked up by another team.

Danario Alexander, Marquis Johnson, Brandon McRae, Ryan McKee, and Drew Miller have all been placed on the practice squad, which I pretty much expected. I still really like Alexander, but he needs to get completely healthy and acclimated to the NFL before he will be ready to contribute.

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  • Betty White

    Betty White here. Didn’t like giving up on Roger Allen III, Null, Carpenter, Butler, or Null. I think all deserve a spot, also don’t like having 4 TEs. I kno Allen was hurt all preseason but he gave his heart and his toughness showed, so i would very much like to see him on our practice squad. I also think Carpenter should of been given at least a chance (he prob can cover a TE better than anyone else we have).

    • http://twitter.com/RamblinFan Justin Stine

      I agree with you on on Carpenter for sure. I know he struggled in the preseason, but he wa learning a new scheme and a new position. The man can cover in pass defense, and I think if he would have gotten an opportunity, he could have improved his other aspects of the game. I understand Allen being gone and Null, although I was much more surprised with the latter.