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Rams cut tracker 2021: News and rumors leading up to final cuts

Keeping track of all that happens between now and Tuesday’s final deadline

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We’re tracking the Rams cuts below, as well as relevant cuts around the NFL this week. The deadline to get down to 53-man rosters is set for Tuesday at 1 PM PT.

If you’re curious about what the LA Rams final 53-man roster looked like a year ago, check it out here. You’ll notice that the roster wasn’t actually finalized until one day after the deadline and we can probably expect something like that to happen this year too; a player like A’Shawn Robinson might be stashed on injured reserve immediately after final cuts, giving the Rams one additional space to add a player who was either released by them, another team, or traded to LA.

New IR rules mean that the Rams can bring back Robinson after three weeks on reserve, and teams can now do that for as many players as they want, as long as they are on the initial 53-man roster.

The Rams have some difficult decisions to make of their own, but must also keep track of who is getting released around the league.

If we see any news that would also indicate that a player has made the team, we’ll keep track of that here too.

List of Rams cuts, final roster, rumors, additions

Tuesday, August 31st


DL Michael Hoecht reportedly makes roster

Rams trade P Corey Bojorquez to the Packers!

Johnny Hekker will remain with Rams

Rams are cutting DB Tyler Hall

These are RUMORS based on which players are practicing on Tuesday...

P Johnny Hekker is at practice and P Corey Bojorquez is not

OLB Terrell Lewis is at practice

TE Brycen Hopkins is at practice, but TE Kendall Blanton is not

RB Xavier Jones is not practicing

ILB Micah Kiser is not practicing

OL Tremayne Anchrum is not practicing

LB Christian Rozeboom released

Rams will keep Bryce Perkins as QB3 to begin season

WR/Special teamer Landen Akers cut

Rams release DL Eric Banks, a guy who made the roster last year

Johnny Hekker’s cryptic Instagram post my suggest a change in his career

Monday, August 30th

Rams announce six players waived, including DB Brontae Harris, G Jeremiah Kolone, G Jordan Meredith, and DB Donovan Olumba. All expected.

Rams have released S Troy Warner

Rams have released WR Jeremiah Haydel

First Johnny Hekker rumor of the week

I’m not sure if Bryan Broaddus, who covers the Cowboys, is just picking up whispers from LA media about Hekker, or if he’s saying the whispers are coming from Dallas.

The Rams attempted to claim DE Curtis Weaver in 2020 and he’s been waived again

From the year 2020:

News around the NFL

Notable cuts on Tuesday

Patriots release QB Cam Newton, will start Mac Jones

26-year-old guard hits the market

The Patriots will keep WR N’Keal Harry, but waived WR Kristian Wilkerson, who had a good start to camp

Panthers waive QB Wil Grier

Saints release RB Devonta Freeman

WFT released RB Peyton Barber

The Dolphins release LB Benardrick McKinney

Dolphins release C Matt Skura

Seahawks trade for CB Sidney Jones

Texans reportedly okay with using a 53-man roster spot on QB Deshaun Watson and never playing him

Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins is believed to have a season-ending knee injury.

Cardinals release 10

Michal Menet was a seventh round pick at center this year.

More Rams 53-man roster material:

Winners and Losers from Saturday’s preseason finale in Denver

What the preseason could mean for final roster decisions

Going through the process of creating LA’s potential final 53-man roster