The St. Louis Rams take a big step toward the regular season today, cutting down the roster to just 53 players. NFL roster cuts are due today for all teams.
No surprises on that list, and the team has to cut 16 more by the end of the day.
The waiver wire makes up the other half of this story as teams nab a player and make a tweak or two to their rosters. Backup running backs, wide receivers and offensive linemen would be of the most interest to the Rams.
We'll update this post throughout the day as cuts come and interesting names appear on the waiver wire.
Some news of note so far:
[update] I mentioned the Willie Parker cut in Washington already, but some other interesting names are popping up on the wire. Washington also released RB Ryan Torain, who does have a looong injury history/
The Rams have cut OG Roger Allen III...he could wind up on the practice squad. LB Cardia Jackson and DT Ernest Reid have been cut too...13 more players still need to be cut.