With training camp over and the preseason winding down, the hardest part of the process has finally arrived. The St. Louis Rams must now cut their roster from 89 to 53. Jeff Fisher started the process yesterday afternoon by cutting 10 players from the roster.
The players released were: cornerback Jarrid Bryant, punter Bobby Cowan, tackle R.J. Dill, wide receiver Jordan Harris, long snapper Jorgen Hus, fullback Kadeem Jones, linebacker Johnny Millard, wide receiver T.J. Moe tackle D.J. Morrell, linebacker Sammy Brown, safety Matt Daniels, and linebacker Pat Schiller.
Most of these should come as no surprise. For example the Rams would never keep two punters on their roster and have not carried a full back while Fisher has been the head coach. The one that is kind of disappointing is T.J. Moe getting cut.
Moe grew up in Missouri going to high school at Fort Zumwalt and then attending college at Mizzou. The cut should come as no surprise as the Rams are pretty set at the wide receiver position, but some held hope for the Missouri native.
Those who are still on the roster include defensive end Michael Sam, who will battle it out in the final week of the preseason with Ethan Westbrooks.
The Rams still must make three cuts before this afternoon to get down to 76 and then must get down to the final 52 by Thursday.