OT Trautwein claimed by Cleveland
By Jim Thomas
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
After releasing offensive tackle Phil Trautwein over the weekend, all indications were that the St. Louis Rams planned to sign him to their practice squad.

Instead, the Cleveland Browns claimed Trautwein over the weekend, adding him to their 53-man roster. A rookie free agent from Florida, Trautwein started slowly in camp for the Rams, but appeared to improve steadily over the course of the preseason.

Meanwhile, the Rams had either signed or were in the process of signing LB Dominic Douglas and running back Chris Ogbonnaya to their practice squad Sunday. Ogbonnaya was a seventh-round draft pick out of Texas by the Rams; Douglas is rookie free agent from Mississippi State.

The Rams were also thought to be interested in signing linebacker K.C. Asiodu, defensive end Ian Cambpell, cornerback Cord Parks, and wide receiver Sean Walker to their practice squad.