The St. Louis Rams have finished trimming their roster down to 53 players. Among those cut, not too many surprises, and I suspect that GM Billy Devaney has not finished making roster moves as he and his staff take a look at the waiver wire.
The PD has a complete run down of the players cut...and two added to IR, Kevin Payne and OL Eric Young.
Among the cuts requiring comment:
LB Bobby Carpenter is gone. Disappointment has been the theme of Carpenter's career, but I'm a little shocked that he didn't make the final cut to add depth at the very least. Rookie Josh Hull made the cut after an impressive preseason.
WR Danario Alexander isn't too big of surprise among the final cuts. He hadn't played much and was dealing with injury again. I wonder if he'll make the practice squad.
Darcy Johnson was the only TE cut by the Rams, meaning they're starting the year with 4 players at that position.
RB Chris Ogbonnaya was let go in favor of Keith Toston. Silent G just never show much in the running game, and I suspect that the Rams might make another move at RB before it's all said and done.
Right now, the Rams have Chris Long, Fred Robbins, Clifton Ryan, Gary Gibson, Darrell Scot, C.J. Ah You, James Hall, George Selvie, Eugene Sims and Jermelle Cudjo as their DL rotation.