The wait is over. The LA Rams roster cuts have begun, and will likely headline the news over the next 24+ hours. It's a time of both intrigue and anxiety, as a spring and summer's worth of effort and training will prove to have been enough, or to have fallen short, for many young NFL hopefuls.
For NFL executive Troy VIncent, and his son who is defensive tackle Taron Vincent, today is a bitter pill to swallow. Despite a solid career as a defensive lineman at Ohio State, the young rookie will have to regroup and pitch his football skillsets elsewhere. Several reports confirm that Taron Vince has been waived by the LA Rams.
While Vincent's next step in his pursuit of an NFL career did not take root this time, he did have the opportunity to be coached by the best defensive line coach in the NFL, Coach Eric Henderson. But sometimes the timing is just not right, while other times the numbers simply do not add up.
The Rams signed Taron Vincent in May 2023, That turned out to be a bit late in the process, and Vincent was never able to make up ground to close the gap with the Rams' more established defensive linemen on the roster.
While the early release is not exactly positive news, it does not preclude the Rams from re-signing VIncent to join their 16-man practice squad. Because he stands 6-foot-1 and weighs 305 pounds, he could make a solid addition to develop into a run-stuffing nose tackle. From what we've witnessed in 2023 preseason games, the Rams will likely have some interest in bolstering the active roster this season in that direction.
Vincent is the first player to be released by the LA Rams, but many more players will soon follow. All teams must get down to their 53-man limit by 1:00 pm PT on Tuesday, August 29, 2023. Some teams have been releasing players since Sunday, August 27. But this is not a race, and the LA Rams roster cuts are underway.