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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Offensive signings - Tight ends

12 - TE Miller Forristall is one of the players on the Rams practice squad that you likely did not hear much about. Well, until he was waived by the Rams in early December 2023. Forristall was an undrafted rookie signed by the Tennessee Titans after the 2021 NFL Draft but competed for the Cleveland Browns in 2021 and 2022.

Standing 6-foot-5 and weighing 245 pounds, Forristall is primarily a blocking tight end who has been thrown to just once in his NFL career, with no receptions. The Rams signed Forristall in September 2023, and as such did not have an opportunity to work with him in OTAs or training camp. With an opportunity to work with the Rams coaches throughout 2024, he could earn a larger role in the Rams offense next season.

13 - TE Nikola Kalinic was a curious addition to the Rams roster in 2023. Because he was signed mid-summer, he did not enjoy the benefit of the LA Rams OTAs or much of the team's training camp. Did that hinder him from a larger role on the Rams' offense? Perhaps, but his presence to start the 2024 NFL season on the Rams roster will ensure that he has the opportunity to participate in OTAs and training camp with the Rams next season.

Kalinic saw some playing time with the Indianapolis Colts in 2022, playing in seven games, getting two starts and seeing action in 47 offensive snaps as well as 42 special team snaps. He did return one kickoff for the Colts for 15 yards.

Standing 6-foot-4 and weighing 245 pounds, Kalinic is a solid option for the LA Rams at the tight end position in 2024. With veteran TE Hunter Long struggling with injuries, and now an uncertain future for veteran TE Tyler Higbee in recovering from a nasty ACL injury in the 2024 NFL Playoffs, the Rams front office acted to ensure adequate depth at the tight end position for the 2024 NFL season.

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