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2018 Los Angeles Rams Roster Preview: TE Johnny Mundt punts bunt to stunt hunt in Year 2

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Can the most surprising addition in 2017 stick around for another year?

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Los Angeles Rams TE Johnny Mundt made the practice squad last year only to be called up, waived, and then sent back down. The team has a strong need for a blocking tight end and depending on how Young Gerald (Gerald Everett) progresses in year two, their could be openings at the position.

Roster Battle

Likely to be fierce. No tight end distinguished themselves last year from their production on the field and a roster battle will likely be happening up top. That’s not difference below the starter, with Temarrick Hemingway and Henry Krieger-Coble battling Mundt for the bottom one or two spots.

It’s not impossible for Mundt to stick around, but a lot depends on how many tight ends the team wants to carry.

Expectations

The team had an interest in Mundt last year, keeping him on the practice squad and signing him to a futures contract. That’s not a ringing endorsement, but their could be some churn at the position.

The most likely outcome, however, would be a return to the practice squad.

Chances of making the final roster (5/10)

Last year, Mundt was given a 4/10 grade. I’m going to bump that up by one since he’s been around the block now.