The Rams made four transactions today following the close of their rookie minicamp this last weekend.
Signed Auburn WR Duke Williams
The news of this actually broke last night. Revelry and merriment abound...but perchance too much for a UDFA?
Signed Alabama S Jabriel Washington
Washington's one of the cases of guys who you struggle to understand why they went to (and stayed at) Alabama. An undersized four-star athlete out of high school, Washington was transitioned into a safety coming out of the same recruiting class as S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, a clearly superior safety who was ultimately a first-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. In his five years with the Tide, one as a redshirt, Washington would log a single start. A knee injury heading into 2015 halved his season.
Certainly though, you have to wonder what compelled him to stay at Alabama. On one hand, there's something commendable about committing to a team in the truest since of the word. On the other...it's college football. Administered by the NCAA. Washington certainly could have transferred somewhere and gotten more playing time.
As it stands, he's an interesting late addition to the Rams' secondary mix.
Released WR Nick Toon
Toon was brought in in late September to fill the practice squad slot left by CB Brandon McGee who was bumped to the active roster in place of RB Isaiah Pead when he was released. He featured briefly in one game, but never offered much at wide receiver at least not in the vein of Williams.
Released New Mexico St. CB Winston Rose
I was a bit surprised at this one. We had the pre-draft word that the Rams were targeting him. They brought him in in the initial UDFA crop. To ship him off this quickly is just odd. They at least had him in house for minicamp, so they got a personal scouting opportunity of the weekend. Should the need arise to add a backend CB to the deep roster at some point this offseason, keep Rose in mind if he's available.