The Los Angeles Rams continue to fine tune their roster as the 2018 NFL offseason progresses. After waiving OLB Carlos Thompson opened up an unexpected roster spot, the Rams have now added undrafted free agent rookie New Mexico St. Aggies RB Larry Rose. With the signing, the Rams’ 90-man roster is full with no cuts required until after the final preseason game when teams are required to cut to a 53-man roster and 10-man practice squad.
Rose initially signed with the Tennessee Titans but was recently placed on waivers where he was claimed by - and awarded to - the Rams.
Rose’s long-term staying power in LA is questionable at best. Todd Gurley doesn’t leave many snaps for his backups, rookie John Kelly has the additional leverage of having been taken in the draft while Malcolm Brown will likely be next in line for any available snaps with the rest of the RB corps fighting to make the roster.
That’s not saying that Rose couldn’t earn a spot. Special Teams Coordinator John Fassel and the Rams have historically rewarded players who excelled on special teams.
That said, Rose was a beast at New Mexico State. It wouldn’t be surprising to see him get some extended looks in the preseason.