Following the Los Angeles Rams’ claim on former Jaguars QB Brandon Allen, the Rams have waived CB Kevin Peterson. Peterson made the team as an UDFA out of Oklahoma State, but his tenure with the team lasts a mere 2 days. Peterson showed flashes in the pre-season, but the opportunity to add a developmental QB was too enticing to pass up.
The Rams' corresponding move for Brandon Allen was to waive CB Kevin Peterson.— Alden Gonzalez (@Alden_Gonzalez) September 4, 2017
With the Rams having a total of five CB’s, and five Safeties already on the roster, they must have seen Peterson as an expendable option. Kevin Peterson still has the possibility to end back up on the practice squad if he clears waivers.
Looking back earlier this offseason, 3k had Peterson pegged with a “0.5/10” chance to make the 53-man roster, and though he technically made the roster, the Rams likely had the vision to eventually put in a waiver claim and ultimately it would cost Peterson his spot. Fellow UDFA Dominique Hatfield beats out Peterson for a roster spot with his ability to contribute more on special teams. Ultimately, the Rams chose to keep guys with more experience such as Blake Countess and Troy Hill, which could pay-off in-case of injury and depth concerns.