Rams make final roster moves with some notable names

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The Los Angeles Rams made a host of moves today to get down to their 53 man roster.

Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay closed the books on the 2017 preseason as final cuts were made today. As expected the team announced who will not be a part of the 53 man roster as the organization heads towards the 2017 NFL regular season opener on September 10, in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

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Some notable names include 2016 sixth round pick, linebacker Josh Forrest, 2017 free agent signee and would be center Jake Eldrenkamp, Nelson Spruce, and third string veteran quarterback Dan Orlovsky.

Eldrenkamp, who played his college football at Washington, was an offensive lineman who spent some time auditioning at center.

Fan favorite, but oft-injured Spruce saw the road to Los Angeles end today as well. Spruce, an undrafted free agent from Colorado in 2016, saw the dream run end as health and lack of production ended his time with the Rams.

Perhaps not unpredicted, especially after an absolutely awful performance on Thursday night in Green Bay, was LA cutting ties with veteran third string quarterback Orlovsky.

The veteran quarterback who was signed over the summer saw little time in the exhibition season, taking a few late game snaps against the Los Angeles Chargers, then playing the entire game against the Green Bay Packers. He’d toss two interceptions resulting in 14 points the other way, while looking rusty and tentative.

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Also of note, tight end Temarrick Hemingway was placed on the reserved injured list, and running back Lance Dunbar, picked up in free agency, was placed on the reserve/PUP list.

In a transaction announced earlier today, the Rams acquired Derek Carrier from the Washington Redskins for a 2017 seventh round pick.