The LA Rams have stockpiled future NFL stars in their practice squad, including these 7 NFL stars of tomorrow
The LA Rams practice squad is set to the 16 player limit. The news was released today by Jamie Han, social media director at therams.com. While the 53-man roster has taken a sharp lean towards offense, the Rams have countered that somewhat by loading up the practice squad with two-thirds defensive players.
First of all, we’ll take note of the players not on this list. The Rams were unable to sign seventh-round rookie linebacker. He chose to sign on with the Carolina Panthers practice squad (more on that later). Also, not found on the list is Washington State University wide receiver Earnest Edwards IV, who was reportedly competing hard for a special team role as a punter and or kick returner into the final week of training camp.
The practice squad in 2020 is larger than in other years. Originally planned to be limited to 12 players this year, the NFL and NFLPA expanded the roster to 16 to allow teams more flexibility to cover for players who may test positively for COVID-19 this year. Also, there are new rules about protecting practice squad players.
Practice squads have a greater responsibility in 2020.
Two players per game week can be called up. Each player from the practice squad can be called up and then reassigned back to the practice squad before the team must submit them via waivers. Of course, these are practice squad players. As such, they will very likely not be contributing to the LA Rams playoff run this year. But they will likely play a role in 2021. Let’s dive into the practice squad for a quick review: