Rams Roster Breakdown: Offense –Wagoner

By Nick Wagoner

EARTH CITY, Mo. — The St. Louis Rams have their initial 53-man roster in place and they are now in full preparation mode for Sunday’s season opener against the Minnesota Vikings.

Coach Jeff Fisher made it clear the roster could still have some tweaks, but for now let’s take a look at how the roster looks. We will start with the offense and offer the defense a little later.

Quarterback (2) Shaun Hill, Austin Davis

Fisher has repeatedly said the Rams will be patient in their search for more help at this position, but he means it when he says he is committed to Hill as the starter. Davis has extensive knowledge of the offense and should stick around because of it, but there is still a need to find a veteran who has some playing experience to add more depth. Whether the Rams can find such a player remains to be seen, but don’t be surprised if it comes a little later when contracts aren’t guaranteed.

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A Look at the Rams’ Roster Makeup –Wagoner

By Nick Wagoner

EARTH CITY, Mo. — St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher was very open about the possibility of the 2014 roster taking on a different look than it has in his first two years in St. Louis.

Although it is certainly subject to change in the coming days or weeks, it turns out the Rams had some spots with a different look and others that were pretty standard.

Here’s the breakdown of how many players the Rams are carrying at each position on the 53-man roster compared to what they had going into week 1 each of the past two years. (Previous numbers courtesy of ESPN’s Mike Sando’s excellent roster file)

Quarterback

2014: 2
2013: 2
2012: 2

Quick hit: The Rams will probably continue to look to add at this position but might wait a week to find a veteran so his contract won’t be guaranteed.

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Morning Ram-blings: Sam Awaits Next Move –Wagoner

By Nick Wagoner

EARTH CITY, Mo. — Former St. Louis Rams defensive end Michael Sam cleared waivers Sunday and is now free to sign with any team or its practice squad.

But signs increasingly point to the Rams’ relative lack of depth at multiple positions keeping Sam from returning to St. Louis, even on the practice squad.

According to stltoday.com’s Jim Thomas, the Rams have already added six of their 10 players for the practice squad. Those players are offensive linemen Brandon Washington and Sean Hooey, defensive tackle Matt Conrath, wide receiver Justin Veltung, safety Matt Daniels and linebacker Kevin Reddick.

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Mel Kiper’s 2015 Big Board –Video

 

 

Mel Kiper Jr. discusses his inaugural Big Board for the 2015 NFL draft. His list includes: Jameis Winston QB, Marcus Mariota QB, Cedric Ogbuehi OT, Randy Gregory DE, Leonard Williams DL, Amari Cooper WR, Brandon Scheriff OT, Andrus Peat OT, Shilique Calhoun DE, Vic Beasley LB. (2:45)

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