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    Countdown to cutdown ..

    By Jim Thomas
    ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
    08/28/2009
    The current 80-man roster must be reduced to 75 players by Tuesday and to 53 by Sept. 5.

    OFFENSE


    Quarterbacks
    Currently in camp 4
    Likely to make final roster 3
    Safe and sound Kyle Boller, Marc Bulger
    On the bubble Brock Berlin, Keith Null

    Running backs
    Currently in camp 7
    Likely to make final roster 4 or 5
    Safe and sound Samkon Gado, Steven Jackson, Mike Karney
    On the bubble Kenneth Darby, Chris Ogbonnaya, Antonio Pittman
    Probably not Jerome Johnson

    Tight ends
    Currently in camp 5
    Likely to make final roster 3
    Safe and sound Billy Bajema, Randy McMichael
    On the bubble Daniel Fells
    Probably not Eric Butler, Joe Klopfenstein

    Wide receivers
    Currently in camp 10
    Likely to make final roster 5 or 6
    Safe and sound Donnie Avery, Keenan Burton, Laurent Robinson
    On the bubble Tim Carter, Ronald Curry, Derek Stanley
    Probably not Jarrett Byers, Brooks Foster, Nate Jones, Sean Walker

    Offensive line
    Currently in camp 15
    Likely to make final roster 9
    Safe and sound Alex Barron, Jacob Bell, Jason Brown, Adam Goldberg, John Greco, Richie Incognito, Mark Setterstrom, Jason Smith
    On the bubble Renardo Foster, Roy Schuening, Phil Trautwein
    Probably not Roger Allen III, Tim Mattran, Daniel Sanders, Eric Young

    DEFENSE
    Defensive linemen
    Currently in camp 13
    Likely to make final roster 8
    Safe and sound Victor Adeyanju, Adam Carriker, James Hall, Leonard Little, Chris Long, Clifton Ryan, Darell Scott
    On the bubble C.J. Ah You, Gary Gibson, Eric Moore, Hollis Thomas
    Probably not Antwon Burton, Ian Campbell

    Linebackers
    Currently in camp 9
    Likely to make final roster 6 or 7
    Safe and sound Chris Chamberlain, Chris Draft, Larry Grant, James Laurinaitis, David Vobora, Will Witherspoon
    On the bubble Quinton Culberson
    Probably not K.C. Asiodu, Dominic Douglas

    Secondary
    Currently in camp 14
    Likely to make final roster 9 or 10
    Safe and sound Oshiomogho Atogwe, Ron Bartell, James Butler, Craig Dahl, Bradley Fletcher, Tye Hill, Todd Johnson, Justin King, Jonathan Wade
    On the bubble Quincy Butler
    Probably not Marcus Brown, Cord Parks, David Roach, Mark Rubin

    Specialists
    Kickers and Long snappers
    Currently in camp 3
    Likely to make final roster 3
    Safe and sound Josh Brown (K), Donnie Jones (P), Chris Massey (LS)


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    Re: Countdown to cutdown ..

    On the defensive line it looks like the roster spot battle is for the back up DT spot. In a worse case scenario I would like to see the Rams keep Hollis. We need a run stuffing DT to clog up the middle more then another pass rusher. BUT, Gibson has looked really good and would be good insurance if Carriker or Ryan goes down etc. What's the odds of us keeping nine guys at this spot anyone?

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    Re: Countdown to cutdown ..

    doesn't really look like any surprizes coming,maybe the biggest could be the #3 QB spot.

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    Re: Countdown to cutdown ..

    Who will be #3???/

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    Re: Countdown to cutdown ..

    I would have thought the bubble list at LB and CB would be longer.None of those back-up LBs has really "popped' in the limited action/viewing that I've seen,especially on STs. Devaney may shop for a specialist like Gary Stills last year,imo. I really don't want to see J. Butler on STs. Given the drop-off at safety behind him, I don't think it's a good risk.

    And what have King or Fletcher done on the field to deserve safe & sound status? We've all read the blurbs about their potential and I like the size match-up with our NFCW rivals but I could also see BD scooping up a more experienced CB off waivers.Neither Wade nor Hill exactly inspires confidence in me as our starting 2nd CB.

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    Re: Countdown to cutdown ..

    This guy is a moron.

    Daniel Fells is not on the bubble.

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    Re: Countdown to cutdown ..

    Quote Originally Posted by Mooselini View Post
    This guy is a moron.

    Daniel Fells is not on the bubble.
    I agree. If Fells, who has had a very solid preseason is on the bubble, who's he being challenged by? Butler hasn't done much of anything and Klop has been for the most part forgotten, getting very little PT the last couple of games. It's pretty clear, Klop's time with the Rams is over. Too bad because he had a lot of potential, but never made the most of his opportunities.

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    Re: Countdown to cutdown ..

    IMO this is the depth chart after all the cutting:

    QB: Bulger, Boller, Null
    HB: Jackson, Gado, Pittman
    FB: Karney
    WR: Avery, Burton, Robinson, Stanley, Curry, Carter
    TE: McMichael, Bajema, Fells
    LT: Barron, Trautwein
    LG: Bell, Greco
    C: Brown, Setterstrom
    RG: Incognito, Schuening
    RT: Smith, Goldberg


    LE: Little, Adeyanju, C.J Ah You
    RE: Long, Hall
    DT: Carriker, Ryan, Scott, Thomas
    WLB: Witherspoon, Culberson
    MLB: Lauranaitis, Vobora
    SLB: Grant, Draft
    CB: Bartell, Hill, King, Wade, Butler, Fletcher
    FS: Atogwe, Dahl
    SS: Butler, Johnson
    K: Brown
    P: Jones
    LS: Massey


    That's 54. Theres one more I really don't know who to cut.

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    Re: Countdown to cutdown ..

    Quote Originally Posted by RockinRam View Post
    IMO this is the depth chart after all the cutting:

    QB: Bulger, Boller, Null
    HB: Jackson, Gado, Pittman
    FB: Karney
    WR: Avery, Burton, Robinson, Stanley, Curry, Carter
    TE: McMichael, Bajema, Fells
    LT: Barron, Trautwein
    LG: Bell, Greco
    C: Brown, Setterstrom
    RG: Incognito, Schuening
    RT: Smith, Goldberg


    LE: Little, Adeyanju, C.J Ah You
    RE: Long, Hall
    DT: Carriker, Ryan, Scott, Thomas
    WLB: Witherspoon, Culberson
    MLB: Lauranaitis, Vobora
    SLB: Grant, Draft
    CB: Bartell, Hill, King, Wade, Butler, Fletcher
    FS: Atogwe, Dahl
    SS: Butler, Johnson
    K: Brown
    P: Jones
    LS: Massey


    That's 54. Theres one more I really don't know who to cut.
    Good work my friend!

    That seems legit. Many don't think Ah You will make the team, but I think he's got a good chance this year.

    I love how you put Grant infront of Draft. haha

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    Re: Countdown to cutdown ..

    Quote Originally Posted by Mooselini View Post
    Good work my friend!

    That seems legit. Many don't think Ah You will make the team, but I think he's got a good chance this year.

    I love how you put Grant infront of Draft. haha
    I want Ah You to make it. I think he's a decent player.


    I think Grant is going to take over for Draft soon. Grant is a young, tough player who is getting better and better, and Draft is not.

    ~Rockin

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    Re: Countdown to cutdown ..

    I'm one of those that Moose mentioned, I bet that we keep 4 DE's and 4 DT's. If we keep 9 on the line, I would expect current starter Gary Gibson to make it. Darrell Scott might also be relegated to the practice squad as well if we think he'll clear waivers and no one will try to pick him up.

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