Los Angeles has made a few more roster moves as the team begins to integrate its rookies into Phase II of the offseason program.
The Rams have officially signed a pair of free agents: defensive tackle Dalton Keene and safety Charles Williams.
As corresponding roster moves, the club has waived fullback Sam Rogers and running back Lenard Tillery. A sixth-round pick in 2017, Rogers spent last season on the Rams’ practice squad and was signed to a futures contract at the beginning of the calendar year. Tillery landed on injured reserve at the beginning of September.
Keene first made a name for himself as an impressive high school pass catcher, before switching to the defensive line in his sophomore season at Illinois State. Since then, the defensive lineman has amassed more than 200 tackles, including 33.0 for loss and 17.5 sacks. He finished 2017 as an FCS All-American and the Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year.
More commonly known as “Chucky,” Williams stepped into a starting role for Louisville in 2015 and from that point forward was one of the key leaders of the secondary. Last season was particularly impressive for the safety, as he posted 80 tackles, three interceptions, five pass breakups and three forced fumbles. The Louisville product will also join a familiar face with the Rams, reuniting with former teammate Trevon Young.
With Keene and Williams, the Rams’ 2018 rookie class is complete with 11 draft picks and 16 college free agents. Below is the full list of Los Angeles’ UDFAs.
LaQuvionte Gonzalez | WR | Southeastern
Nick Holley | RB | Kent State*
Ricky Jeune | WR | Georgia Tech
Dalton Keene | DT | Illinois State
Jeremiah Kolone | OL | San Jose State
Afolabi Laguda | DB | Colorado
Codey McElroy | TE | Southeastern Oklahoma State
Curtis Mikell | CB | Southern Miss
Steven Mitchell | WR | Southern California
McKay Murphy | DT | Weber State
Steven Parker | DB | Oklahoma
Luis Perez | QB | Texas A&M-Commerce*
Ramon Richards | CB | Oklahoma State
Tegray Scales | LB | Indiana
Chuck Williams | DB | Louisville
Brian Womac | DE | Rice*
*Denotes tryout player