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Random Ramsdom, 8/31: Decisions, decisions...

Rams’ QB Brandon Allen was among 18 players cut on Friday. Many, many more will suffer the same fate on Saturday.

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Peters locked in on the ball, not contract situation | ESPN

He has a league-high 22 interceptions since he entered the NFL in 2015, but with a season opener against the Carolina Panthers around the corner, Los Angeles Rams cornerback Marcus Peters does not have a long-term contract in hand.

Rams cut Allen, among 18 moves | Pro Football Talk

The Rams upgraded at backup quarterback this offseason, so one of last year’s had to go. According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the Rams have released quarterback Brandon Allen.

Rams make their first cuts; it gets harder Saturday | OC Register

The Rams released 18 players Friday, leaving 19 deeper cuts to be made before Saturday’s deadline to reduce their roster to 53.

5 players the Rams should consider trading before final cuts | Rams Wire

The Rams probably won’t make any deals, but knowing Les Snead, nothing should ever be ruled out. Here are five players they could consider trading before final cuts are made.

A new contract for Goff before the start of the season? | LA Times

The urgency might not be quite the same, but a clock of sorts is ticking as the Rams try to work out an extension for quarterback Jared Goff.

What to expect from Gurley in Week 1 vs. Panthers | Clutch Points

Todd Gurley and the Los Angeles Rams could not be more excited to get the 2019 NFL season underway and they are set to do just that against a very tough Carolina Panthers football team.

Rams heavily favored over Seahawks, 49ers, Cardinals to win NFCW | Int’l Business Times

The Los Angeles Rams are odds-on favorites to win the NFC West in the 2019 NFL season. After losing in Super Bowl LIII to the New England Patriots, L.A. has better odds than any team in the conference to win a division title.

PFF Refocused: Preseason Week 4, Rams vs. Texans | Pro Football Focus

PFF’s ReFocused series features immediate takeaways from the two analysts who graded the game live. The two offer a detailed breakdown of the game’s most notable performances before the grades and advanced stats are reviewed and finalized by Senior Analysts.

NFL-wide cuts tracker | NFL Network

Here’s a team-by-team rundown of all the roster cuts from Saturday’s 4 p.m. ET mandatory 53-player limit deadline