Rams beat writer Jim Thomas held his weekly chat over at STLtoday.com on Tuesday, and as you might imagine most of the questions involved the position battles on this current roster. JT didn’t want to make too many guesses as to who will make the roster and who won’t be he did provide some insight into what the Rams may be thinking.
As far as the linebackers go, Thomas makes a good point when he says that Jabara Williams has been too good to hide on the practice squad. I really think the Rams may have found a late-round gem in Williams, but he is probably going to need a roster spot if the team wants to keep him (which I believe they do). I think Na’il Diggs is in trouble, and as much as I like the guy, I think Josh Hull may be fighting an uphill battle at this point as well if you believe the team will keep all of the veterans they signed in free agency.
On the DE race, Thomas believes the team likes George Selvie and Eugene Sims, which means CJ Ah You could be in trouble. I’m on record as a big Selvie fan, and I believe he should make this team. I agree on Sims as well, but I wouldn’t be at all shocked if Ah You is on this roster come Week 1.
As far as the WR’s go, JT, with the help of a reader, handicapped the race like this: 1. Danny Amendola 2. Mike Sims-Walker 3. Brandon Gibson 4. Donnie Avery 5. Danario Alexander 6. Greg Salas 7. Mardy Gilyard 8. Austin Pettis. I have no problem with these rankings, but you have to think that the team will want to keep the rookies on the roster so they don’t potentially lose them to another team. I think Gilyard is done unless injuries hit hard, but that last spot will be very interesting.
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