Welcome back Markway
The final addition to the LA Rams practice squad roster is by no means the least of the bunch. In fact, he is a player who is familiar to the LA Rams, former tight end Kyle Markway. Markway is back, and just in time to perhaps earn a second chance for some playing time on the team.
If you recall, Markway was heavily buried on a very deep tight-end depth chart that included both Johnny Mundt and Jacob Harris. Of course, both Mundt and Harris have suffered season-ending injuries, so it makes sense to bring back Markway to resume his NFL Development. Standing 6-foot-4 and weighing in at 250-pounds, Markway signed on late in training camp and failed to develop quickly enough to ensure a roster spot on the Rams roster.
Because he joined late and was so buried on the Rams roster, he truly did not have much of a chance to impress the coaching staff. When the Rams had a chance to sign veteran punter Corey Bojorquez, Markway was released to make room on the roster. But he was an intriguing player then and remains an intriguing player today. Will he stick with the Rams roster this time? Well, the team certainly has a more receptive situation for him this time.
Summing it all up
Okay, so where are we today? As we’ve come to learn all season, the LA Rams roster is very fluid right now. After restoring six players to the active roster yesterday, the team has announced the restoration of both Jalen Ramsey (yay) and Grant Haley. In a surprise announcement, the team also has designated running back Jake Funk to return as well.
As of publication, the LA Rams official website now lists 43 players on the active roster, and 16 players on the team’s practice squad. Two players are currently on the IR/Designated-to-return list.
Five players remain on Injured Reserve. 18 players remain on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, and four players remain on the Practice Squad Reserve/COVID-19 list. There are two more days remaining for the teams to clear players to play on Tuesday, and the current momentum seems to be building for the Rams to clear more players in time for game time.
Whew! That’s a lot of ground covered. And there is plenty more to discuss after you digest all of this. Stay tuned.