Surprise! Unexpected WR release from the LA Rams roster

Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /

We knew that the LA Rams were thick as the Antarctica ice pack at the wide receiver position. In fact, by some estimations, the LA Rams roster was projected to keep as many as eight wide receivers by the time the smoke clears and the Rams have settled in on their 53-man roster.

We also knew that the rapid emergence of undrafted 6-foot-3 202-pound wide receiver Lance McCutcheon, put up an undeniable body of work to claim a spot on the 53-player roster. So the only thing left to determine is who would be the odd player out.

Who might it be?

Some expected it to be Ben Skowronek, a wide receiver who can block but whose ability to catch the football has been a bit behind the curve.

Others expected it to be Tutu Atwell, the small but swift receiver who has a great deal of potential upside, but whose size has invited concerns about his durability. Can he take a hit from an NFL defensive back and jump back up to his feet?

Today, we learned the answer regarding who was cut, and you may want to sit down for this one

With the decision, the LA Rams are parting ways with all of that glorious speed and towering height. Will he be back on the practice squad? Perhaps.  But there are plenty of WR-needy teams in the NFL right now, and some may be tempted to offer Harris a roster spot.

Of course, the geographic location could become a factor as well. After all, once a player clears the NFL waiver wire, they are free agents and can choose to sign with any NFL team. Closer to home, reuniting with former coaches or teammates, or simply going where his gut tells him that he has a better chance of earning a roster spot are all in play now.

This one is disappointing and a bit surprising. But this is the NFL, Not For Long.

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