The LA Rams needed to address their roster. Training camp is imminent, and we have already gone out on a limb by declaring that the Rams would address three positions before the start of training camp. Well, to do so, the Rams would need to clear some roster space initially. And so, while a bit unexpected in the number of released players, the Rams have already begun to make room for the new additions.
So who did they release? The team waived five players, all of whom were rookie free agent signings after the 2022 NFL Draft. They are:
The Rams can be a fun team to cover. While 31 other teams are settling in with who they have on the roster, the LA Rams are making instant decisions on what they see with just a few days of working with young players. But this should not be interpreted as though these young prospects are washouts or disappointments.
The Rams front office was not about to ‘rest’ on the first 17 UDFAs signed to this roster. To be brutally honest, depending upon who the team signs going forward, there may be additional ‘batch’ releases in the future. The 2021 process of improving the roster at all levels resulted in the team finding a very capable punt and kick returner in WR Brandon Powell.
The front office has a new weapon in its arsenal. And they are going to make ample use of that device this year.