LA Rams pick up a pair of WRs for practice squad, and more . . . ?

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WR Lance Lenoir

If you want the LA Rams to add a versatile offensive weapon, then you have to be happy with the latest wide receiver signed to the Rams practice squad, Lance Lenoir. He was a player who joined the Dallas Cowboys in 2017 and remained associated with that organization until he was finally released in April 2020.

Since that time, he has had brief chapters with the Seattle Seahawks (2020), Buffalo Bills (2021), and the Philadelphia Eagles (2022). For his NFL play, he has been primarily a special teams player for the Cowboys in both 2017 and 2018. He did play eight offensive snaps in 2018 but was never targeted. And in 111 special teams snaps for the Cowboys over the 2017-18 seasons, he recorded a tackle.

A special teams candidate

So what about him keeps NFL teams interested in giving him a tryout?

He had plenty of buzz to his credit when he signed with the Dallas Cowboys in 2017, and for good reason. The 6-foot-0 199-pound wide receiver had a solid college career, recording 273 receptions, 3,769 yards, and 28 touchdowns. While that is impressive, here is something that not many may know about him. Lenoir set a streak of 41 consecutive games with a reception. Many college receivers never see the football field for 41 consecutive games, let alone record a catch.

Best of all, he can do it all. He is not just an offensive weapon, but he has a lengthy history at special teams in both punt and kickoff returns. Whether depth or competition, the LA Rams roster could certainly use more of that.

While neither player’s signing will automatically carry over to the 2023 NFL season, look for the Rams to sign almost all practice squad players to Reserve/Future contracts. And no, I’m not expecting either to put up significant numbers for the Rams’ offense next season. But the Rams already have plenty of stars. This is a solid effort to add contributors to the roster. I like what both players offer, and hope both success with the Rams in their football careers.

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