St. Louis coach Jeff Fisher and general manager Les Snead have trimmed the roster to 53 without a lot of surprises, even though there still could be some movement before the team resumes practice on Wednesday.
In reaching Saturday’s NFL-mandated roster limit, the Rams parted with 22 players in total, 19 of whom were waived:
Wide receiver Emory Blake; defensive end Mason Brodine; linebacker/defensive end Sammy Brown; quarterback Austin Davis; safety Cody Davis; defensive tackle Garrett Goebel; safety Rashard Hall; tackle Sean Hooey; linebacker Josh Hull; wide receiver Nick Johnson; tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen; cornerback Andre Martin; tight end Zach Potter; fullback Eric Stevens; cornerback Drew Thomas; wide receiver Justin Veltung; offensive tackle D.J. Young; defensive end R.J. Washington and cornerback Darren Woodard.
The Rams will also take the field for their Sept. 8 regular-season opener vs. Arizona without veteran linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar and running back Isaiah Pead, as both were placed on the reserve-suspended list. Dunbar will miss the first four games, returning to practice Sept. 27, while Pead’s suspension is for one game only. In their absence, look for veteran Will Witherspoon to fill the void on the defensive side. Meanwhile, Zac Stacy and Benny Cunningham will split the backup RB and fill-in kick returner duties.
Other Rams-related news: Offensive tackle Ty Nsekhe was waived/injured, and the team reached an injury settlement agreement with offenseman lineman Ryan Lee, who was waived/injured earlier in this week.
I will have a complete roster breakdown of the Rams on Monday morning, what that means for the opening day roster, and a look at the practice squad candidates.