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2019 Los Angeles Rams 53-man roster cuts tracker (UPDATED)

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Keeping tabs of the cuts as the Rams form their initial 53-man roster for 2019.

Los Angeles Rams General Manager Les Snead and Head Coach Sean McVay during a press conference, Apr. 25, 2017.
Los Angeles Rams General Manager Les Snead and Head Coach Sean McVay during a press conference, Apr. 25, 2017.
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Well, the idea makes sense. Keep track of all the leaked cuts as the Los Angeles Rams begin paring down their 90-man roster to a 53-man roster before the deadline tomorrow at 4pm ET/1pm PT.

The Rams, though, are notoriously tight-lipped in these kinds of developments. We’ll keep tabs on it nonetheless.


OL Chandler Brewer

DT Marquise Copeland

RB Justin Davis

DL Landis Durham

WR KhaDarel Hodge

RB John Kelly

OL Jeremiah Kolone

S Steven Parker

CB Kevin Peterson

QB John Wolford

DL John Franklin-Myers

Waived, Injured:

WR Alex Bachman

OLB Josh Carraway

OLB Trevon Young

Reserve/Injured:

ILB Micah Kiser

Suspended:

OL Aaron Neary

CB Dominique Hatfield

ILB Dakota Allen

CB Donte Deayon waived

18 players waived

The Rams just announced 18 players thus far have been waived:

QB Brandon Allen

G Abdul Beecham

TE Kendall Blanton

TE Romello Brooker

TE Keenen Brown

RB Matt Colburn

S Jake Gervase

WR Jalen Greene

T Brandon Hitner

C Vitas Hrynkiewicz

DT Bryant Jones

OT Matt Kaskey

LB Ketner Kupp

WR Jonathan Lloyd

P Brock Miller

WR Austin Proehl

DB Ramon Richards

DT Boogie Roberts


A couple notes on official roster rules:

  • Players on the Active/PUP list in training camp/the preseason can transfer to the regular season Reserve/PUP list for the first six weeks without counting on the 53-man. Those players cannot play or practice, but they can work with trainers. After those six weeks, teams have five weeks for him to begin practice; if he doesn’t return to practice in five weeks, he has to remain on the PUP for the entire season. Once he returns to practice, teams have 21 days to activate him to the 53-man roster or leave him on the PUP for the rest of the year. EDGE Ogbonnia Okoronkwo was on the PUP last year, for example.
  • The Non-Football Injury (NFI) list is what it sounds like: an option to retain players without counting toward the 53-man due to injuries suffered not due to football. S Lamarcus Joyner was on this list last offseason to start camp.
  • Players can be placed on Injured Reserve (IR). They won’t count on the 53-man, but they do count on the salary cap. As of last year, two players are allowed to come off of IR after eight weeks like CB Aqib Talib did.
  • Reserve/Suspended lists are for players who have been suspended by the league for any reason. Once the roster is set for the regular season, these players cannot practice with the team or participate in activities until the suspension is lifted. Rams OL Aaron Neary is suspended for the first four games of the season though his season-ending broken ankle makes that irrelevant.
  • Teams can form a 10-man practice squad beginning Sunday at 1pm ET/10am PT. The NFL sends out an official Personnel Notice informing teams of which players have had contracts terminated via the waiver system. To be eligible for the practice squad, a player must have three or less accrued seasons. Teams are allowed to have one player with three accrued seasons and four players with two accrued seasons. They can have up to 10 players with one or zero accrued seasons. An accrued season is defined as having been on an active roster for fewer than six games, or were on a 46-man active gameday roster for fewer than nine games. Players can only be on practice squads for three years with a practice squad year counting as six weeks on the practice squad.