Happy Saturday morning, St. Louis Rams’ fans! Today’s an exciting day for a few reasons. First, football is back...of the college variety. Pants are optional today. Additionally, NFL teams have until 4pm ET today to whittle their rosters down to the final 53. And while it’s tough to watch a slew of players become unemployed, it’s interesting to see how NFL teams finalize their rosters. We, here at TST, are going to be tracking the Rams’ roster moves throughout the day. You can follow those cuts right here.
Have a great weekend. Rams’ football is a mere 8 days away!
Anybody Home? Not So Far For Rams | St. Louis Post-Dispatch
What takes place in the preseason doesn’t always foreshadow the regular season. From a home-field advantage standpoint, Rams players and coaches hope preseason attendance at the Edward Jones Dome doesn’t carry over to the regular season.
Safety Davis Continues Making Progress | St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Cody Davis, in his third season with the Rams, turned in the defensive play of the night in Thursday’s 24-17 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs at the Edward Jones Dome.
Andy Reid, Jeremy Maclin Praise Foles | ESPN
Even after an entire offseason, training camp and preseason, it’s still hard to know what to expect from St. Louis Rams quarterback Nick Foles in his first year with the team.
Youth, Uncertainty Force Rams to Go Heavy On O-Line | ESPN
Here is a final projection of a position-by-position look at who stays and who goes when the St. Louis Rams makes their final cuts.
Rams Have Tough Decisions To Make On O-Line | ESPN
ESPN Rams reporter Nick Wagoner says one position to monitor during final roster cut-downs is center, where Tim Barnes, Demetrius Rhaney and Barrett Jones all have worked with the first team without securing the starting job.
Rams’ Lingering Position Battle Nears End | St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Listeners of the JOX Roundtable, a sports talk radio show on "Birmingham’s Favorite Radio Station," didn’t get much of an update this week on the St. Louis Rams’ most important position battle.
Donald Lands at No. 4 On Top 25 Under 25 List | ESPN
ESPN NFL Insider Mike Sando and Mel Kiper Jr. unveiled their list of the 25 best NFL players under 25 earlier this week. As you'd expect, St. Louis Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald fared well on the list after winning NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year honors in 2014.
2012 NFL Draft Do-Over | NFL.com
The Rams chose Michael Brockers 14th overall in the 2012. If they could do it all over again, Lance Zierlein has them adding a little wide receiver help.
Mayor Gives "Word" On Rams and New Stadium At Pregame Rally | Fox Sports
Mayor Francis Slay attended a rally touting progress of a task force to develop a new stadium on the downtown riverfront, giving fans his "word" there would be a new stadium and the Rams would be playing in it.
Time For Stadium Is Now | St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Are we having a crisis in confidence? Is that what this is?
I feel that Ferguson has embarrassed St. Louis, exposed St. Louis. And now, with the Rams looking to leave, that has deflated St. Louis, emasculated St. Louis.
Elsewhere in the NFC West...
49ers Release Dockett | NFL.com
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday that Dockett has been released, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. The team later confirmed the roster move.
The Seattle Seahawks have agreed to terms with free-agent running back Fred Jackson on a one-year deal, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Eagles Trade Matt Barkley to Cardinals | CBS Sports
Set everything you own to DEFCON 1. Tim Tebow is going to make an NFL roster. Or should anyway, after the Eagles traded Matt Barkley to the Cardinals for a conditional late-round pick, CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora confirms.