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2016 Rams Roster Preview: RB Chase Reynolds Rams' Special Teams Ace

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Undrafted out of the University of Montana, running back Chase Reynolds made his way to the Los Angeles – then the St. Louis – Rams back in 2011 at the end of the preseason.

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Undrafted out of the University of Montana, running back Chase Reynolds made his way to the Los Angeles – then the St. Louis – Rams back in 2011 at the end of the preseason.

Five years later, Chase has become an invaluable piece of the Rams.

Roster Battle

The Rams usually carry four running backs on the roster.Last season the team had Todd Gurley, Tre Mason, Benny Cunningham, and Reynolds. Gurley carried the bulk of the load, with Tre and Benny spelling Todd from time to time.

Reynolds' bread and butter is special teams. He's only a running back by name. His main competition for a roster spot will be other incoming running backs/special teams players. Malcolm Brown and undrafted free agent Aaron Green are the ones that are going to push Chase for his spot.

Expectations

As stated above, Chase's bread and butter is special teams. It is where he makes his cheese, cheddar, mozzarella. If he's still a top notch special teams player, Chase's job has been done.

Chances of Making the Team (6/10)

Unless the incoming UDFA crop can replace Reynolds' ST production, his roster spot will be safe. However, he is a veteran that plays special teams exclusively. He cannot relax too much.