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Rams Roster Update: In The Wake Of Pettis' Release

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After releasing Austin Pettis and Emory Blake on Monday, the Rams made a flurry of roster moves on Tuesday.

Michael Thomas

On Monday, the Rams announced the releases of WR Austin Pettis from the roster, and WR Emory Blake from the practice squad. Those roster moves left the Rams one player short on both the 53-man roster and the practice squad.

To fill in and further tweak the roster, the Rams made a number of player moves on Tuesday:

  1. LB Denicos Allen was released from the practice squad.
  2. Recently signed LB Marshall McFadden was promoted from the practice squad to the 53-man roster.
  3. WR Kadron Boone was added to the practice squad.
  4. WR Devon Wylie was added to the practice squad.
  5. LB Korey Toomer was added to the practice squad.

Toomer was selected in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks. He was released by the Dallas Cowboys 5 days ago.

Boone was a UDFA who played his college ball at LSU. He was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles in May, and released in August.

Wylie was selected in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs. His most recent stint was on the San Francisco 49ers practice squad. Wylie was released by the 49ers on August 25, 2014.

After Tuesday's roster transactions, the Rams once again have a complete 53-man active roster, and a full complement of 10 players on the practice squad. Barring injuries, or other unexpected moves, the next roster decision the Rams will have to make involves the return of DE Chris Long from the Injured - Designated For Return list. The "designated for return" IR player is eligible to practice after being on Reserve/Injured for at least six weeks from the date he is placed on IR. The player can only return to the active roster at least eight weeks from the date he is placed on Injured Reserve - DFR. The earliest date Long can return to the active roster is November 5. The soonest he could play in a game is the November 9 contest at the Arizona Cardinals. The earliest Long can return to practice is today, October 22.

After being released, Austin Pettis cleared waivers, and is free to sign with any team:

St. Louis Rams Current Roster And Depth Chart
C Scott Wells Tim Barnes Barrett Jones
RG Rodger Saffold Davin Joseph
LG Greg Robinson
RT Joe Barksdale
LT Jake Long Mike Person
TE Lance Kendricks Cory Harkey
TE Jared Cook Alex Bayer
WR Kenny Britt Stedman Bailey
WR Brian Quick Tavon Austin Chris Givens
RB Benny Cunningham Chase Reynolds Trey Watts
RB Zac Stacy Tre Mason
QB Austin Davis Shaun Hill Case Keenum
PK Greg Zuerlein
P John Hekker
LS Jake McQuaide
DT Aaron Donald Kendall Langford
DT Michael Brockers Alex Carrington
DE William Hayes Eugene Sims
DE Robert Quinn Ethan Westbrooks
MLB James Laurinaitis Marshall McFadden
OLB Alec Ogletree Daren Bates
OLB Jo-Lonn Dunbar Will Herring
CB Janoris Jenkins Brandon McGee
CB Trumaine Johnson E.J. Gaines Marcus Roberson
FS Rodney McLeod Cody Davis Lamarcus Joyner
SS T.J. McDonald Maurice Alexander
Practice Squad IR - Des. For Return Injured Reserve
QB Garrett Gilbert DE Chris Long QB Sam Bradford
OL Brandon Washington RB Isaiah Pead
OT Mike Remmers TE Mason Brodine
TE Brad Smelley OC Demetrius Rhaney
WR Devon Wylie
WR Kadron Boone
DT Matt Conrath
LB Korey Toomer
CB Jemea Thomas
FS Christian Bryant