LA Rams restock practice squad with two intriguing players

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For most NFL teams, players added to the practice squad seldom amount to much. But whenever the practice squad signings involve the LA Rams, it’s always wise to do some homework. The Rams have done an excellent job of signing intriguing players to their practice squad, developing those prospects, and then promoting players to fill vital roles for the team later in the season or in the following year.

That practice squad continues to grow in importance for the Rams.

So we simply don’t gloss over practice squad additions. While that may seem overly cautious, it’s best to know who the LA Rams may be looking to add to the team later in the season. The best way to do that is to take notice of who the team is adding to the practice squad as the season unfolds.

After Week 6, the LA Rams committed TE Johnny Mundt and RB Jake Funk to injured reserve after both players suffered season-ending injuries. To replace Funk, the team has promoted a very intriguing running back named Buddy Howell. To fill Mundt’s roster spot, the team has promoted the very deserving Donte Deayon to the 53-man roster.

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It is not surprising that the Rams did not add another tight end to the active roster. The team has already carried four in Tyler Higbee, Johnny Mundt, Jacob Harris, and Brycen Hopkins. So far, the team has been primarily using Higbee, so the loss of Mundt will primarily impact the team’s ability to block in short-yardage situations.