The St. Louis Rams made their cuts today, trimming the roster down to the league mandated 75 players.
As we surmised yesterday, injuries made the cuts easier. CB Justin King, a 4th round pick this year who was looking good in the early goings, was placed on injured reserve. The actual cuts claimed RB Lavarus Giles, who was brough in with Steven Jackson's holdout dragging into it's third week; WR Shaine Smith and K Justin Medlock.
We predicted Giles and Smith yesterday, but I'm a little surprised by Medlock. He's an NFL quality kicker and will find work somewhere. The Rams tried to trade him for a late round pick, but obviously didn't find any takers since teams knew he was going to be a roster casualty at some point anyway.