Les Snead strongly hints Justin Davis will earn roster spot for Los Angeles Rams

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During a recent interview, Los Angeles Rams general manager Les Snead hinted that Justin Davis will earn a spot with the team.

Prior to Thursday’s preseason finale against the Green Bay Packers, running back Justin Davis was one of numerous Los Angeles Rams looking to make one final case for a spot on the 53-man roster. At least for Davis, the former USC star seemed to be in better position than some of his teammates since he’s spent the entire preseason taking advantage of Lance Dunbar being sidelined with an injury to compete for the No. 3 running back spot behind Todd Gurley and Malcolm Brown.

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Davis may not have displayed the most stellar performance against the Packers on Thursday after rushing for 55 yards on 17 carries, but the rookie still seemed to be a strong candidate to earn that No. 3 spot since Aaron Green hasn’t done anything to standout. Plus, unlike some of the other players on the Rams who are still fighting for a spot, Davis has to feel a lot better about his chances after hearing recent comments made by general manager Les Snead.

After seeing this, it looks like Davis convinced Los Angeles enough during the preseason to take a shot on him during the upcoming season, and with all of the uncertainty surrounding Dunbar, it’s easy to understand why. Of course, nothing will become official until the weekend since all teams are required to trim down their roster to 53 players on Saturday afternoon, but at least Davis has to feel confident after hearing about Snead’s comments.

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As for Dunbar’s status, at least the Rams were smart enough to only sign the running back to a one-year deal since there was a slight concern over his history of injuries. Then again, at least Los Angeles seems like they would be better off with Davis anyway when looking at the potential displayed by the younger throughout the last month during preseason.