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Rams Make Initial Roster Cuts

A busy end of the week for the Rams just got busier. The Rams announced a few roster cuts on Friday, one day ahead of the NFL’s deadline for all 32 teams to set their 53-man roster. The Rams’ active roster has been reduced by 12.

Here is the list of players cut submitted to the NFL Player Personnel department by the Los Angeles Rams:

Waived, No Recall

Brown, Fred (WR - Mississippi State)

Ficken, Sam (K - Penn State)

Holley, Nate (DB - Kent State)

Holley, Nick (RB - Kent State)

McElroy, Codey (WR - Southeastern Oklahoma)

Natson, JoJo (WR - Akron)

Williams, Darrell (T - South Florida)

Terminated, Vested Veteran, all contracts

Lucas, Cornelius (T - Kansas State)

Waived, Injured

Laguda, Afolabi (DB - Colorado)

Thompson, Kendal (WR - Utah)

Reserve List Additions

Reserve/Injured;

Davis, Ryan (DE - Bethune-Cookman)

Fox, Morgan (DE - Colorado State-Pueblo)

Earlier this week McVay did mention there is a chance he and GM Les Snead look around the league for possible additions, but they “feel good” about current personnel.

“There might be some players that could be potentially available where if they end up hitting the waiver wire, do they end up giving us an upgrade or do we feel good about the spots,” McVay said on Monday.

“Fortunately most of the spots and situations and positions that we're in, we feel good about the guys that we have in our building. Hopefully, we'll stay healthy and be able to work with those guys."

As for those who do not make the 53-man roster, McVay hopes his staff can be supportive, regardless of where a player is headed.

“We as coaches want to do a good job, like you mentioned. Whether it's with us in a practice squad role, whether it's competing for one of those final spots, or whether it's showcasing your skills for one of the other teams in this league – you want to try to do a good job of helping these guys out. Be positive with them, encouraging and that's kind of really our goal as a coaching staff,” McVay said.

The league’s deadline to set rosters is Saturday at 1 p.m. PDT.

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