The St. Louis Rams made a few minor, but notable transactions this week. It actually started last week when linebacker Sammy Brown was promoted from the practice squad to the active roster and cornerback Quinton Pointer was released. It culminated this week with the addition of another tight end.
Brown actually played on Sunday against the 49ers. The undrafted free agent from the University of Houston played seven snaps with the special teams units.
The Rams brought back Porter this week, re-signing him to the practice squad. To make room for Porter, the Rams released wide receiver Saalim Hakim, (more on Hakim here) the younger brother of Az-Zahir Hakim.
There has reportedly been another move on the practice squad. According to a report from Aaron Wilson, the Rams signed former Louisville tight end Cameron Graham. No corresponding move to the practice squad roster was known at this time.
Graham was one of a gaggle of tight end prospects to enter the NFL in 2011. The Titans signed him as an undrafted free agent that spring, and he's spent most of his time since on the practice squad. Measuring 6-foot-3, 244 pounds, he is regarded as an athletically talented but raw prospect without much notable upside. He caught 40 passes for 470 yards and five touchdowns in his senior year at Louisville.
Additions like this coming at this point in the season are interesting to note because these can sometimes be a sneak peak at the depth chart battles in the spring and summer.