Yesterday, the Los Angeles Rams finalized their initial 2019 53-man roster.
While it’s certain to change in the weeks ahead (and potentially before we even get to the Rams’ Week 1 matchup against the Carolina Panthers), the immediate effort is to put together a practice squad. The window is now open for teams to do so.
The NFL has sent out the 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.
Here’s who made the squad:
- LB Dakota Allen
- TE Kendall Blanton
- OT Chandler Brewer
- DT Marquise Copeland
- DB Dont’e Deayon
- DE Landis Durham
- S Jake Gervase
- RB John Kelly
- G Jeremiah Kolone
- QB John Wolford
Five cuts from Rams picked up off of waivers
- QB Brandon Allen - Denver Broncos
- DL Johnathan Franklin-Myers - New York Jets
- WR KhaDarel Hodge - Cleveland Browns
- S Steven Parker - Miami Dolphins
- CB Kevin Peterson - Arizona Cardinals