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    Pondering Rams' potential 2013 practice squad

    Pondering Rams' potential practice squad
    September, 1, 2013; 11:00 A.M. ET

    By Nick Wagoner | ESPN.com


    Another piece of the roster puzzle will gain clarity Sunday at noon ET, when teams can begin the process of signing players to their eight-man practice squad. More often than not, those players will come from the most recent list of cuts the team made to whittle down to an initial 53-man roster.

    Players must first clear waivers before they can be added to the practice squad and players who are already free agents are also eligible.

    To meet the criteria to land on a practice squad, players cannot have appeared in more than eight regular-season games in any one season and cannot have been on a practice squad for more than three seasons (three weeks equals a season until the third season when one week counts). If a player who has spent two seasons on the practice squad signs, the team must maintain a full 53-man roster for each game he is on the practice squad.

    The practice squad generally serves as the scout team players who provide different looks for the offense and defense throughout the week. Whenever you hear about a player emulating an opponent, it's more often than not someone from the practice squad. For example, Rams DE/LB Sammy Brown was a member of the practice squad last year and went so far as to wear a blonde wig to put on the appearance of Green Bay linebacker Clay Matthews.

    Many of the guys who play on the practice squad never make the active roster but in St. Louis, that's not necessarily the case. Tight end Cory Harkey, Brown and center Tim Barnes got the call to the active roster in 2012. This year, running back Chase Reynolds and offensive lineman Brandon Washington made the active roster in the initial cut to 53.

    Here's a quick rundown of the players eligible for the Rams practice squad from the most recent list of cuts:

    QB Austin Davis
    FB Eric Stevens
    TE Philip Lutzenkirchen
    OT D.J. Young
    OT Ty Nsekhe
    OT Sean Hooey
    WR Nick Johnson
    WR Justin Veltung
    WR Emory Blake
    DL Garrett Goebel
    DL Mason Brodine
    DL Sammy Brown
    DL R.J. Washington
    S Rashard Hall
    S Cody Davis
    CB Drew Thomas
    CB Darren Woodard
    CB Andre Martin

    Players released in the first round of cuts are also eligible to land on the practice squad.

    Since we've been in prediction mode lately, here's a quick guess (emphasis on guess) at the Rams' eight-man practice squad: QB A. Davis, WRs Veltung and Johnson, OT Hooey, OT Nsekhe, DL Brodine, CB Woodard, S C. Davis.


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    Hey, where's Andrew Helmick!


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    Re: Pondering Rams' potential 2013 practice squad

    "My" practice squad so far...

    DL Mason Brodine
    TE Philip Lutzenkirchen
    DL Sammy Brown
    S Cody Davis
    CB Andre Martin

    I suppose WR A. Helmick is not eligible?

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    Re: Pondering Rams' potential 2013 practice squad

    wait...how is helmick not eligible?

    he has to be since he's just a rookie...

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    Re: Pondering Rams' potential 2013 practice squad

    Quote Originally Posted by RealRam View Post
    Pondering Rams' potential practice squad
    September, 1, 2013; 11:00 A.M. ET

    By Nick Wagoner | ESPN.com

    <snip>
    Here's a quick rundown of the players eligible for the Rams practice squad from the most recent list of cuts:

    QB Austin Davis
    FB Eric Stevens
    TE Philip Lutzenkirchen
    OT D.J. Young
    OT Ty Nsekhe
    OT Sean Hooey
    WR Nick Johnson
    WR Justin Veltung
    WR Emory Blake
    DL Garrett Goebel
    DL Mason Brodine
    DL Sammy Brown
    DL R.J. Washington
    S Rashard Hall
    S Cody Davis
    CB Drew Thomas
    CB Darren Woodard
    CB Andre Martin

    Players released in the first round of cuts are also eligible to land on the practice squad.

    <snip>


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    Hey, where's Andrew Helmick!
    Quote Originally Posted by RealRam View Post
    "My" practice squad so far...

    DL Mason Brodine
    TE Philip Lutzenkirchen
    DL Sammy Brown
    S Cody Davis
    CB Andre Martin

    I suppose WR A. Helmick is not eligible?
    Quote Originally Posted by citr92 View Post
    wait...how is helmick not eligible?

    he has to be since he's just a rookie...
    My guess is Wagoner did not think Helmick was as good as Veltung and Johnson.


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    Re: Pondering Rams' potential 2013 practice squad

    Which is not an irrational conclusion given that Helmick was cut by the Rams before both Veltung and Johnson. It's not dispositive of course, but logic tells you that a coach likes a player more who is a last waive of cuts than a guy at the same position that was cut earlier.

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    Re: Pondering Rams' potential 2013 practice squad

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    Rams practice squad taking shape: CB Darren Woodard, WR Justin Veltung, S Cody Davis, FB Eric Stevens, DE/LB Sammy Brown

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    . . .OL Sean Hooey all expected to sign today.
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    Re: Pondering Rams' potential 2013 practice squad

    Nice choices thanks for sharing Rambos! Still leaves room for some waiver wire guys etc...
    No 3rd QB yet that is interesting as well, kinda exciting to see who we sign on from here.

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    Re: Pondering Rams' potential 2013 practice squad

    Is Chase Reynolds eligible for practice squad? I know he is on active roster but what happened when Pead comes back?

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    Re: Pondering Rams' potential 2013 practice squad

    Eric Stevens, FB. Hmm, and I thought the Rams would employ a TE as a FB (as well as the FB's role in ST). Maybe Stevens is a real fullback -- granted, he's on the PS.

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    Re: Pondering Rams' potential 2013 practice squad

    UPDATE by N. Wagoner


    Sunday notes:

    Rams sign practice squad
    September, 1, 2013, 6:45 P.M. ET

    By Nick Wagoner | ESPN.com


    As a follow up to cutdown day on Saturday, the Rams filled out their eight-man practice squad with players who were part of the cut to the 53-man roster.

    The team announced the first incarnation of the practice squad Sunday afternoon and each of the members spent the preseason and training camp with the team. Here's the list: receivers Emory Blake and Justin Veltung, cornerback Darren Woodard, defensive ends Sammy Brown and Mason Brodine, safety Cody Davis, offensive tackle Sean Hooey and fullback Eric Stevens.

    Perhaps notable in his absence is quarterback Austin Davis, who spent the 2012 season as the team's third quarterback and was among the 20 cuts the team made Saturday. He's still eligible for the practice squad but for now is not a part of the organization. Right now, the Rams are carrying two quarterbacks on the roster, Sam Bradford and Kellen Clemens, with none on the practice squad.

    Making matters more interesting was the absence of Clemens from Sunday's practice. Coach Jeff Fisher declined to comment on the absence.

    "I'm not going to discuss the roster, who is here, who is not," Fisher said. "We'll have an injury report for you during the week in the regular season."

    Since the Rams have just five receivers on the active roster, it's no surprise that they opted to bring two back to the practice squad. Hooey was a project the Rams seemed to like early in camp but was sidetracked by injury. Brodine appeared to narrowly miss a spot on the active roster, losing a close battle to Gerald Rivers for a likely ninth spot among defensive linemen.

    Woodard made a late surge but fell short of winning the fifth cornerback job and Davis did the same at safety. Stevens was the lone true fullback on the roster in preseason and can at least give scout team looks at that position for the weeks when Rams play some of the teams that still carry someone at the position.

    Brown spent a big chunk of 2012 with the practice squad and then the active roster the final five games.

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    More notes:

    Safety Matt Daniels had his right arm in a sling and was dressed in street clothes for the short portion of practice open to the media. Tight end Cory Harkey (leg) was on crutches and also not available for practice.

    As the Rams go into regular-season mode, it's unlikely any updates will be available until the injury report comes out Wednesday for Sunday's game against Arizona.

    The Rams are not scheduled to have practice again until Wednesday.

    ================================================================

    Say what? No practice until Wednesday!?! Interesting. Maybe just film study 'till then.
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