The St. Louis Rams cleared a roster spot ahead of yesterday's NFL trade deadline, stirring a little speculation just ahead of the most boring trade deadline ever.
RB Chauncey Washington was released to free up the roster spot, his availability not as crucial with a healthy Steven Jackson. Washington has since been signed to the practice squad.
To fill the vacancy, the Rams were considering former-Rams CB Quincy Butler, who they cut in September. Butler, was snapped up by the Saints. Obviously, the Rams are concerned about their nickel situation. Justin King is out this week with a hamstring injury. Kevin Dockery was inactive last week against San Diego, still dealing with a hamstring injury himself.
Right now, they have third round pick Jerome Murphy as their third corner. Ron Bartell injured his wrist, but the MRI came back negative and he should be okay, despite a thigh bruise.