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Recently Cut Players That Could Fit In Perfectly With The Los Angeles Rams’ 53-Man Roster

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Choices remain as veteran free agents just became available.

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The announcement of the Los Angeles Rams53-man roster held some surprises for fans. Most notably, the players that were cut (CB Mike Jordan, OL Cody Wichmann and OL Jake Eldrenkamp, etc...) immediately brought up questions about what free agents the Rams are thinking about bringing in to improve the roster.

S T.J. Ward, Denver Broncos

Probably the biggest name to make the cut list, Ward is a three-time Pro Bowl safety that was most likely deemed to be expendable because of his age and contract (his preseason hamstring injury didn’t help his case). But at 30 years of age, Ward still has a lot to offer especially given his experience working with Defensive Coordinator Wade Phillips:

Check out Sosa’s piece about this possible acquisition for the Rams.

OG Alex Boone, Minnesota Vikings

The 30-year old guard from Ohio State signed a big contract last year to solidify the O-line for the Vikings, but with the news dropping today of his release, that experiment did not go as planned.

Set to make 6.6 million this season, the 14 games Boone played last year didn’t help the offensive line play of the Vikings and he was plagued with injury issues all preseason — so, his departure isn’t a shocker. However, he’s still a high-profile player that could help a team with OL issues like the Rams. There’s plenty of salary cap concerns that might make this free-agent signing a pipe dream, but still possible.

OG John Greco, Cleveland Browns

A versatile OL that played center and guard for the Browns, Greco has been in Cleveland since 2011, but didn’t fit into their plans at the ripe age of 32. He’s healthy after a Lisfranc injury from last year, so he will most likely find a home quickly. Greco could be a nice piece for the Rams to add depth to their OL.

C/RT J.J. Dielman, Cincinnati Bengals

Another player to be plagued with a Lisfranc foot injury, the rookie fifth-round draft pick was unable to make the Bengals roster. Dielman was a captain for his team at Utah and could be a legitimate backup option to Rams C John Sullivan. He also played right tackle in college, so there’s that.

RB Matt Jones, Washington

The second-year player was released by Washington as the fumble-prone RB fell to the bottom of Washington’s depth chart. With a history with Rams Head Coach Sean McVay, Jones is subject to waivers and could be brought in to compete with RB Justin Davis and RB Malcolm Brown.