Following Saturday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys in which he injured his ACL meaning he will miss the entire 2016 season, the Los Angeles Rams have waived undrafted free agent rookie S Brian Randolph.
In his stead, the Rams have signed former Wisconsin S Michael Caputo:
Rams announce they signed S Michael Caputo and waived injured S Brian Randolph.— Gary Klein (@LATimesklein) August 15, 2016
"Tough, gritty, hard worker, instinctive, playmaker" all come to mind. Sound familiar? Now, don't get me wrong -- Caputo isn't a bad football player, or untalented. That's far from the truth. The simple fact of the matter is that often times if you're known for being more of a "football player" than an "athlete" at the college level, the amount you can improve as a player is a bit limited.
Caputo, who also went undrafted just three and a half months ago, played for Wisconsin with Rams RT Rob Havenstein from 2011-14. Perhaps Big Rob can help him incorporate into the team faster than usual.
Get well, BR.