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Rams Release Five Players To Make Room For Rookies

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Quinn Porter was one of five players released by the St. Louis Rams following the NFL Draft.
Quinn Porter was one of five players released by the St. Louis Rams following the NFL Draft.

The St. Louis Rams made more moves than just player acquisitions this week. After signing a slew of undrafted free agents in the 48 hours or so since the draft ended, the team released five roster holdovers on Monday, according to Jim Thomas of the Post-Dispatch.

The players released were: TE DeMarco Crosby, DT John Henderson, CB Nate Ness, RB Quinn Porter, CB Chris Smith. All five were on the fringes of the roster. Porter is the one fans would be most familiar with as he saw some reps due to injuries at the position last season.

This comes two days after the team released kicker Josh Brown, who they replaced with Greg Zuerlein, a 6th-round pick. New coaches mean new looks on the roster, and Brown is one of several lingering veterans to get the boot this season.

Teams are allowed to have 90 players on their offseason roster, a recent rule change that upped the number by reduced the exemptions teams were previously allowed.