The Los Angeles Rams announced their final 53-man roster on Tuesday and had to make a lot of difficult cuts to get there. Head coach Sean McVay would like to keep a lot of the players who were released this week and get them on the practice squad, so we’ll keep track of the ones who return to the team right here.
As of this writing, we do not yet know who will be on the practice squad, but updates will go here soon.
These are the players who were released by the Los Angeles Rams this week, some of whom will end up on the 17-player practice squad. They will definitely retain offensive tackle Max Pircher, a part of the International Pathway Program, which means that he will not count against the 16-player limit that teams have for their practice squad.
Practice squad rules:
Size of each team’s practice squad: 16
The Rams will be able to carry Pircher in addition to this number.
Eligibility: Up to six players with more than two accrued seasons, up to four with no more than two seasons, and the rest to players who have no accrued seasons (on an active roster for more than nine games).
Gameday: The Rams can promote up to two players per week from practice squad to active roster. Each week, they can also protect four players from being claimed off of their practice squad from other teams.
Practice Squad news and rumors, Wednesday, 9/1:
The Rams have added RB/ST Buddy Howell to the practice squad
Los Angeles Rams are signing former Texans running back Buddy Howell to the practice squad, according to a league source @SportsTalk790 Howell (6-foot-1, 218 ) is a special-teams standout from Florida Atlantic who had a career-high 64 rushing yards last year and 16 career tackles— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) September 2, 2021
We have a practice squad
LA Rams 2021 practice squad:— TurfShowTimes (@TurfShowTimes) September 1, 2021
WR Landen Akers, RB Otis Anderson, TE Kendall Blanton, T Chandler Brewer, DE Earnest Brown IV, DT Marquise Copeland, DB Donte Deayon, G Jeremiah Kolone, WR J.J. Koski, DB Kareem Orr, DB Tyler Hall, LB Micah Kiser, LB Justin Lawler, T Max Pircher.
Rams initial 14-player Practice Squad:
OLB Justin Lawler
OL Jeremiah Kolone
WR Landen Akers
TE Kendall Blanton
ILB Micah Kiser
OL Max Pircher^
RB Otis Anderson
WR J.J. Koski
CB Dont’e Deayon
DL Marquise Copeland
DL Earnest Brown IV
CB Tyler Hall
DB Kareem Orr
OL Chandler Brewer
RB Buddy Howell
^won’t count against 16-player limit for practice squad
The Chargers claim DL Eric Banks from Rams
Banks was the only Rams player claimed on Wednesday, so they are now free to bring back any of the rest of their cuts from Tuesday. Banks is now reunited with Brandon Staley.