The Los Angeles Rams chose to release linebacker Micah Kiser at final cuts, but when no team picked him up on waivers, Kiser re-signed to the Rams practice squad and had an opportunity to re-join his teammates in a regular season game at any moment. That’s what happened in Week 2, and Kiser was activated in time to play 17 special teams snaps in LA’s 27-24 win over the Indianapolis Colts in Week 2.
Now it appears that Kiser’s time with the team and his Rams teammates is officially over, as the Denver Broncos signed the veteran linebacker to their 53-man roster on Wednesday, according to his agent.
Micah Kiser goes to the #Broncos and gets $600k fully guaranteed on a 1-year deal off the #Rams PS. https://t.co/8zpzgMX0eU— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 22, 2021
Kiser, a fifth round pick in 2018 out of Virginia, appeared in all 16 games as a rookie but only on special teams. After missing the 2019 season, Kiser started nine games for the Rams in 2020, recording 77 tackles and one forced fumble during his lone year on the defense.
In a way, you could say that Kiser lost one of the linebacker positions in LA to Justin Hollins, a player who had been claimed by the Rams after the Broncos cut him last year.
The Rams also activated linebacker Chris Garrett on Tuesday evening.