NFL teams are required to trim their rosters from 90 to 75 players by 3 p.m. ET on Monday, Aug. 27. Many teams have opted to start the process following their third preseason games, including the St. Louis Rams. A handful of players have been released, and most of them will be the younger guys on the fringes of the roster.
Cuts so far include:
Rams release defensive lineman John Gill and running back Nicholas Schweiger.— Jim Thomas (@jthom1) August 26, 2012
Rams release place-kicker Garrett Lindholm.— Jim Thomas (@jthom1) August 26, 2012
Linebacker Noah Keller has been released also.
It's a tough break for all the players getting cut. They worked just as hard as everyone else on the roster, but it is the nature of the business.
Lindholm was never going to make it unless sixth-round pick Greg Zuerlein got hurt. Greg the Leg's ease with 50-yard field goals and Lindholm's miss on an extra point, sealed the deal. Gill was just signed about 10 days ago.
That's four, so the Rams have 11 more to make. Putting players on IR also counts toward getting the roster down to the limit, but none of the injured Rams are dealing with serious enough ailments to be out the entire year, not even Danario Alexander.
The next cutdown deadline is Friday, Aug. 31, the day after the Rams' final preseason game.