Even the dead period in the NFL produces news. The Los Angeles Rams have waived offensive tackle Darrell Williams Jr today, per Rams insider Myles Simmons:
Transaction: #LARams have waived OT Darrell Williams.— Myles Simmons (@MylesASimmons) May 1, 2019
This move should come as no surprise as the Rams invested heavily at offensive tackle in the 2019 NFL Draft by adding third-round pick Bobby Evans from Oklahoma and fifth-round pick David Edwards from Wisconsin. Both schools (notably Wisconsin) have produced strong offensive line talent for years, as evidenced by current starting right tackle for the Rams in Rob Havenstein who was once a second-round pick from the Badgers.
Either way, the move allows a chance for Williams to go compete elsewhere, as the chances of him sticking on the 53-man roster in Los Angeles simply weren’t great.
Williams was a undrafted free agent who joined the Rams in 2018. Williams spent the season on the Rams’ practice squad eventually signing a futures/reserves contract in February. Unfortunately for him, this signals the end in L.A. He played in seven games for the San Francisco 49ers in 2017.
This move saves the Rams $570k on the cap, per Over The Cap.