Rams sign 10, then add 4 more, to Reserve/Future contracts. So who and what are they?

In LA Rams News: Rams sign 10, then add 4 more, to Reserve/Future contracts. What are Reserve/Future contracts? And why are the LA Rams bringing these players back for 2024?

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What do we know about the Rams players just signed to Reserve/Future contracts?

The LA Rams, like all NFL teams, have a huge burden of filling up their 2024 roster. Since the Reserve/Future contracts are relatively easily broken, they become invaluable tools to ensure that the new NFL season has a strong foundation that covers the Rams depth and positional needs as well as possible.

The LA Rams typically invest Reserve/Future contracts in young players who demonstrated enough progress in their development to warrant another season with the team, in the hopes that they could grow into a starting or rotational role in the future. Historically, the Rams have been very active in toggling practice squad players into game day contributors to ensure special teams, offense, and defense have sufficient depth on game day.

Some practice squad players, like rookie defensive tackle Cory Durden, did see action in four LA Rams games in 2023, and generated three tackles as a result. Other players, like rookie offensive lineman Mike McAllister, did not see any gametime action

The Rams had an incredibly successful rookie class of 2023, and the team undoubtedly has some hidden gems signed to Reserve/Future contracts awaiting the opportunity to perform in 2024.