Les Snead seems to hint KhaDarel Hodge heading to practice squad

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With the Los Angeles Rams scheduled to make roster cuts on Saturday afternoon, Les Snead may have hinted that KhaDarel Hodge is heading to the practice squad.

Now that preseason is finally over for the Los Angeles Rams, up next for Sean McVay‘s squad is determining which players on the bubble have what it takes to earn a spot on the team’s 53-man roster.

For the most part, McVay and the Rams seem to have a pretty good idea of which players they want to keep around for the regular season, but also there will be some tough decisions leading up to Saturday at 4:00 p.m.

One player that will certainly be worth monitoring for Los Angeles is KhaDarel Hodge, who signed with the team last year as an undrafted free agent, and appeared in 14 games during the 2018 season.

Even though Hodge only caught two passes as a rookie, the wideout has put together a few impressive performances so far in preseason, as he will be battling for that No. 5 spot along with a few other of his teammates such as Mike Thomas and Nsimba Webster.

During Thursday’s win over the Houston Texans, Hodge made one strong final case for himself to earn one of those roster spots after catching all five passes thrown in his direction for 76 yards.

But when it comes to whether this impressive play will end up being good enough to earn one of the final roster spots, well based off comments made by Les Snead during the game, it appears that Hodge could be heading for the practice squad.

Obviously, this is all speculation at the moment, but it’s difficult not to believe this will be the case for Hodge, which would be completely fine, and a smart move by the Rams.

Unfortunately for Hodge, Los Angeles is already pretty crowded at wide receiver with their “four-headed monster” for the 2019 season, with the No. 5 spot being open for competition.

Starting off the year on the practice squad may not be Hodge’s preference, but also keep in mind this would be similar to what happened last year before the Rams called him up to the roster near the middle of September.

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Just like every other team, Los Angeles has plenty of roster battles worth keeping an eye on over the next day or so. And while Snead’s comments make it seem like Hodge’s fate has already been determined, nothing will be set in stone until Saturday.