The Los Angeles Rams announced their 2017 practice squad with some names fans will be happy to see.
Los Angeles Rams head coach has his 53 man roster and now his practice squad, as the team heads full steam to the season opener next Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts. Adding to the announcement today came word that LA has waived linebacker Nic Grigsby, tight end John Mundt, and defensive tackle Louis Trinca-Pasat.
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Added to the Rams nine player practice squad are DT Omarius Bryant-Western Kentucky, OL Michael Dunn-Maryland, OL Jake Eldrenkamp-Washington, DB Isaiah Johnson-Georgia Tech, LB Cassanova McKinzy-Auburn, WR Paul McRoberts-Southeast Missouri State, FB Sam Rogers-Virginia Tech, OLB Carlos Thompson-Ole Miss, TE Travis Wilson-Utah.
Eldrenkamp, an offensive lineman from Washington was a player who brought a ton of versatility to the Rams. The former Husky was experimented with at the center for Los Angeles as the team looked to shore up a position that they have struggled with. He’s a solid player who this team may benefit from yet in 2017, as depth on the O-line is a concern for McVay.
McRoberts, who can make catches, will also be a valuable player of the practice squad should LA have an injury to a very talented corp of wide receivers. An undrafted free agent from Southeast Missouri State in 2016, he gives the Rams depth at a position with a lot of options for Sean McVay and his second year quarterback Jared Goff.
The Los Angeles Rams open the 2017 regular season September 10 against the Indianapolis Colts in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.