The NFL season started today, and plenty of things happened all around the league, St. Louis included. In addition to the agreement with Quintin Mikell, the Rams also agreed with a number of undrafted rookies. The team reportedly agreed to deals with: cornerback Travon Bellamy of Illinois, tackle Tyler Donahue of Bowling Green, long snapper Jake McQuaide of Ohio State, tight end Schuylar Oordt of Northern Iowa, quarterback Taylor Potts of Texas Tech, defensive tackle Arthur Thomas of Arkansas-Pine Bluff, center Beau Warren of Virginia Tech and running back Eddie Wide of Utah. Obviously, most of these guys aren’t going to make a major impact, but I could see a couple of these guys getting a chance at a roster spot.
As far as the players under contract go, James Laurinaitis and James Hall led the group of players that showed up at Rams Park today. Hall reportedly showed up at 6 a.m. and Laurinaitis was there at 7 a.m. According to Laurinaitis, “There were a substantial amount of guys in here [Rams Park].” One player who won’t be in attendance is Larry Grant, who was informed by the team that he will be released.
In the free agent market, one big target on the Rams radar is heading elsewhere. DT Barry Cofield agreed to a deal with the Washington Redskins, so we can scratch him off the wish list. I had high hopes that Cofield would be heading to St. Louis, so this one hurts a bit. If the team wants to upgrade at the DT position, they will have to look elsewhere.
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