The Rams made a roster move today, as the team decided to release fullback Mike Karney from his contract. I thought Karney did a nice job for the Rams during his time here when he was healthy, but this was the right move for the organization and the player at this time. The Rams are obviously shifting their offensive philosophy from run-first to pass-first, so a fullback probably isn’t the biggest need for this offense. I have no doubt that Karney will catch on with some other team and be very successful, and I wish him nothing but good things as long as he isn’t lining up on the opposite sidelines.
Karney’s final season in St. Louis wasn’t exactly a banner year, as he finished with six carries for 12 yards and four DNP’s near the end of the season. He was kind of phased out as the season went on, and it really didn’t come as any surprise to me that he was let go. The organization was honest with him from the beginning, and they did a nice job of giving him an opportunity to find another home before it is too late. Karney was a guest on The Fast Lane on 101 ESPN in St. Louis earlier today, so here is link to that interview.