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!
I'm sorry all, I misread the text I got that's totally on me.— Jourdan Rodrigue (@JourdanRodrigue) August 31, 2021
Rams are trading punter Corey Bojorquez PLUS a 2023 seventh-round pick to the Packers in exchange for a 2023 sixth-round pick.
Johnny Hekker will remain with Rams
If Cowboys were monitoring the Rams’ punter situation to see if Johnny Hekker would become available, little now to see. He restructured his contract and will remain in Los Angeles, sources said. Bryan Anger looks locked into Week 1 punter job for Dallas.— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) August 31, 2021
Rams are cutting DB Tyler Hall
The #Rams are waiving CB Tyler Hall, per source. Expected back on the practice squad.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 31, 2021
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
Tight ends present this morning are Higbee, Harris, Mundt and Hopkins as expected.— Jourdan Rodrigue (@JourdanRodrigue) August 31, 2021
LB Christian Rozeboom released
Nice INT in the last game, certainly a part of the "team" just not a part of the 53 https://t.co/vqA7c0hPXW— TurfShowTimes (@TurfShowTimes) August 31, 2021
Rams will keep Bryce Perkins as QB3 to begin season
The Rams have decided to keep three QBs on their initial roster, according to multiple sources with knowledge. That means former UDFA Bryce Perkins, who played and impresses nearly the entire preseason, will be on the initial 53-man roster along with QB2 Wolford and QB1 Stafford.— Jourdan Rodrigue (@JourdanRodrigue) August 31, 2021
WR/Special teamer Landen Akers cut
#Rams are waiving WR Landen Akers. Special teamer who could land on their practice squad.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) August 31, 2021
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.
LA Rams transactions:— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) August 30, 2021
• Waived DB Brontae Harris
• Waived WR Jeremiah Haydel
• Waived G Jeremiah Kolone
• Waived G Jordan Meredith
• Waived DB Donovan Olumba
• Waived DB Troy Warner
Rams have released S Troy Warner
Los Angeles Rams cut Troy Warner, according to a league source— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) August 30, 2021
Rams have released WR Jeremiah Haydel
Rams are cutting wide receiver-kick returner Jeremiah Haydel, according to a league source— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) August 30, 2021
First Johnny Hekker rumor of the week
Whispers you hear. LAR Punter Johnny Hekker might get released and head to Dallas to reunite with Fassel. This is worth a watch.— BryanBroaddus (@BryanBroaddus) August 30, 2021
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:
The Rams also attempted to claim new Browns DE Curtis Weaver off of waivers yesterday, per source.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) August 26, 2020
Cleveland had higher priority, as both teams saw the opportunity to add a talented developmental prospect for their pass rush to develop in 2021 and beyond.
News around the NFL
Notable cuts on Tuesday
Patriots release QB Cam Newton, will start Mac Jones
Patriots have released QB Cam Newton as @globejimmcbride reported.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 31, 2021
26-year-old guard hits the market
The Patriots waived G Alex Redmond, per source. He had a strong preseason.— Doug Kyed (@DougKyed) August 31, 2021
Lions are waiving third-year linebacker Jahlani Tavai, the 43rd overall second-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, per source. They tried to trade him but no takers.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 31, 2021
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
More RBs on the market:— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 31, 2021
Saints have released running back Devonta Freeman, per source.
Titans have waived running back Javian Hawkins, per source.
WFT released RB Peyton Barber
The Washington Football Team has released RB Peyton Barber, source said. A bit of a surprise.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 31, 2021
The Dolphins release LB Benardrick McKinney
Dolphins release C Matt Skura
A surprise: The #Dolphins have released C Matt Skura, source said.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 30, 2021
Seahawks trade for CB Sidney Jones
Trade: Jaguars sending CB Sidney Jones to Seattle, per source. Jones returns to area where he shined in college.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 30, 2021
Texans reportedly okay with using a 53-man roster spot on QB Deshaun Watson and never playing him
Texans are prepared to have Deshaun Watson on the 53-man roster and inactive every week, according to multiple league sources. Watson, who has issued a standing trade request with no deal imminent, would be paid his $10.54 million salary— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) August 30, 2021
Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins is believed to have a season-ending knee injury.
J.K. Dobbins currently is undergoing his MRI, but the expectation going in was that he had suffered a season-ending knee injury, per sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 29, 2021
Cardinals release 10
Cardinals released the following 10 players:— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 30, 2021
OL Shaq Calhoun
RB Tavien Feaster
WR KeeSean Johnson
OL Michal Menet
DL Cam Murray
CB Picasso Nelson
WR A.J. Richardson
LB Evan Weaver
P Ryan Winslow
LB Bryson Young
Michal Menet was a seventh round pick at center this year.
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