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2015 St. Louis Rams Roster: Cuts, IR Moves Get Rams Down To 75-Man Roster

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Round one is done.

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As Doug put out last night, the Rams got started on the road to the 53-man roster for week one of the regular season with an initial round of cuts.

As of today, they are down to 75 in compliance with a 4pm deadline to move on with 15 players now on to other avenues. Here's who's out so far:

OT Steven Baker - Waived

Baker never really cracked into the OL rotation. With some NFL experience under his belt, he had an outside shot at sticking around. Clearly, the Rams are riding the youth wave on the OL for 2015.

Roster preview chances at 53-man roster: 3/10

G Travis Bond - Waived

Bond never really cracked into the OL rotation. With some NFL experience under his belt, he had an outside shot at sticking around. Clearly, the Rams are riding the youth wave on the OL for 2015. (I promise I'm not just going to copy & paste this 15 times.)

Roster preview chances at 53-man roster: 2/10

CB Imoan Claiborne - Waived

Claiborne's lasting impact was less on the Rams' roster and more on Dez Bryant's jaw. He did flash some big plays both in camp and in game action, so to see him go at this point is perhaps the biggest surprise of the group. It does indicate who they're into at CB, though.

Roster preview chances at 53-man roster: 2/10

WR Isaiah Ferguson - Waived/Injured

Ferguson injured his knee in camp making this a bit of an easier call. I would've been really interested to see him in action these last two games though.

Roster preview chances at 53-man roster: 1/10

CB E.J. Gaines - Placed On IR

Le sigh.

Roster preview chances at 53-man roster: 10/10

S Jay Hughes - Waived

I was a Hughes fan. Kid worked hard at Mississippi St. to get back into playing form after an ACL injury. The world is cold, dog.

Roster preview chances at 53-man roster: 4/10

LB Keshaun Malone - Waived

BACOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONE!!!

Roster preview chances at 53-man roster: 1/10

LS Tyler Ott - Waived

I highly suggest you go back and read my roster preview piece on Ott. It is an important piece of football analysis.

Roster preview chances at 53-man roster: 2/10

ST Michael Palardy - Waived

Goodnight, #PalardyParty.

Roster preview chances at 53-man roster: 0/10

WR Tyler Slavin - Waived

I mentioned in his roster preview to highlight the Colts game. He was involved, clearly, with three targets and a single reception. The bottom line is that he wasn't able to get in front of Bradley Marquez and Emory Blake in the WR hierarchy.

Roster preview chances at 53-man roster: 4/10

TE Brad Smelley - Waived/Injured

...this move really............................stinks.

Roster preview chances at 53-man roster: 1/10

LB Korey Toomer - Waived/Injured

The injury really set him back. I think he'd make this cut otherwise.

Roster preview chances at 53-man roster: 5/10

C David Wang - Waived

Great personal story, but Wang was a late signing with little chance at getting past this cut.

Roster preview chances at 53-man roster: 2/10

WR Damian Williams - Contract Terminated

A former Fisher special, Williams had an in. I was a bit surprised to see him go, but they're giving him a shot at a FA snag with the termination of his contract.

Roster preview chances at 53-man roster: 4/10

DT Doug Worthington - Waived

Worthington got injured early in the preseason process and never was able to get going.

Roster preview chances at 53-man roster: 2/10