3 veterans who won't make LA Rams roster Week 1

The 2023 LA Rams are out to prove they can once again contend with veteran talent, but some veterans won't be so lucky
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Tyler Johnson, WR

It has been a disappointing start to the career of former Minnesota Golden Gopher Tyler Johnson. At one point, he and former Gopher teammate Rashod Bateman looked like future NFL studs. Johnson, a fifth-round pick back in 2020 by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is now on his fourth team in nearly as many years.

For whatever reason, Johnson's game simply hasn't translated well to the NFL level. He has yet to show real consistency as a pro, and because of that, continues to find himself on the tail end of the depth charts no matter where he ends up playing.

Currently, the Rams depth chart has Cooper Kupp, Ben Skowronek, Van Jefferson, Tutu Atwell, Demarcus Robinson, and rookie Puca Nacua ahead of Johnson. That's six wide receivers ahead of him. And, although Johnson is still just 25 years old, the chances of him making this roster are slim to none.

Kupp, Skowronek, Jefferson and Atwell have all played meaningful football for the Rams, of course. Robinson is a dependable veteran. And, the team spent draft capital on Nacua. That's pretty much six nails in Johnson's coffin, unfortunately.