LA Rams News: OLB Lewis returns and surprising roster moves

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LA Rams News:  Rams roster moves are busy and a bit surprising today: waives WR Polk, reactivates OLB Lewis, re-signs S Gervase

The LA Rams front office has been busy on Friday, August 14th.  Today, the team begins Day Two of the gradual ramp-up period. That means that the team will participate in a 105-minute workout session, plus 210 minutes of on-field instruction, practics, and walk-throughs.  While that is good news for the team, it’s not going to fill the headlines.

What will fill the headlines for the Rams are roster moves, and the team was fairly active on that front today.  As expected, the Rams activated rookie OLB Terrell Lewis from the COVID-19/reserve list today.  With an NFL roster set at the maximum number of allowable players, adding a player means releasing another player.  The Rams did so earlier in the week when the team parted ways with DB Levonta Taylor.

Surprise surprise surprise!

But the team didn’t stop there. In fact, the team waived a player and then displayed a bit of second-guessing by bringing back a player who was released just two weeks ago.

The Rams made a bit of a surprising move today when the team released the rookie speedster return specialist and receiver, Brandon Polk.

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Polk was a fast rookie who we had projected as competing for the return job on special teams. With Polk’s release, the Rams have now parted ways with 5-foot-7, 173-pound KR Greg Dortch, 5-foot-9 198-pound RB James Gilbert, and 5-foot-9 180-pound WR/KR Brandon Polk, all of whom were expected to compete for a role on special teams.  Polks release narrows the field of potential special teams players who are competing for the return role.