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Camp Cuts: Could These Potential Free Agents Help the St. Louis Rams?

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NFL teams will soon begin whittling down their rosters. Could a few potentially surprising cuts benefit the St. Louis Rams?

Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

As we inch towards the 2015 NFL season, teams will begin utilizing their training camp[s] and preseason play to select the players that will make their final roster.  For some, it’s a rite of passage...the culmination of years of hard work.  For others, it’s simply retaining their job by not allowing another to outperform them in the eyes of their coaches.  And lastly, some receive pink slips.

There are destined to be a few "big name" NFL players turned free agents in the weeks to come.  Gregg Rosenthal - over at NFL.com - highlights 15 "surprise names" that might not make it out of training camp.  Should he be correct, could the Rams be interested in any?
Player
Team
Pos.
Age
Exp. [Yrs]
Vernon Davis
TE
31
9
Andy Levitre
OG
29
6
Matt Cassel
QB
33
10
Leon Hall
CB
30
8
Fred Jackson
Bills
RB
34
8
Phil Taylor
DT
27
4
Brandon Mebane
DT
30
8
Christine Michael
Seahawks
RB
24
2
Zane Beadles
OG
28
5
Brandon Carr
CB
29
7
Trent Richardson
RB
25
3
Domata Peko
Bengals
DT
30
9
Riley Cooper
WR
27
5
Calvin Pace
LB
34
12
Jason Babin
Jets
LB
35
11
Obviously there are a few positions that probably just wouldn’t appeal to the Rams.  For starters the Rams used their first round pick on Todd Gurley.  They’ve still got a very talented second year rusher in Tre Mason.  Couple that with the fact that Trent Richardson just can’t seem to get the job done, and leaving T-Rich off the list of potential “wants" seems like a no-brainer.

With Michael Brockers, Aaron Donald, Nick Fairley, and Eugene Sims on the roster, it’s not likely the Rams would be looking to bolster their defensive tackle unit with a veteran free agent.

But there may be a few names on this list that Jeff Fisher and Co. may find intriguing.  They’ve fancied keeping a veteran quarterback around over the last few seasons.  Having an experienced backup QB around - like Kellen Clemens and Shaun Hill - can prove helpful when you’ve got a young, relatively inexperienced bunch at QB.

Offensive guard?  The Rams probably can’t have too many of those.  Could veterans like Andy Levitre or Zane Beadles add value to an offensive line that could potentially feature three players who’ve never started a game in the NFL?

What say you?