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    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)

  • #2
    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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    • #3
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      doesn't really look like any surprizes coming,maybe the biggest could be the #3 QB spot.

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      • #4
        Re: Countdown to cutdown ..

        Who will be #3???/

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        • #5
          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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          • #6
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            This guy is a moron.

            Daniel Fells is not on the bubble.

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            • #7
              Re: Countdown to cutdown ..

              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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              • #8
                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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                • #9
                  Re: Countdown to cutdown ..

                  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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                  • #10
                    Re: Countdown to cutdown ..

                    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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                    • #11
                      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.
                      I believe!:ram:

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                      • Nick
                        Breaking down the Rams roster
                        by Nick
                        Breaking down the Rams roster
                        Thursday, Jul. 30 2009


                        QUARTERBACK
                        Unless sixth-rounder Keith Null upends Brock Berlin for the No. 3 job, the
                        pecking order is set, with Marc Bulger the starter and Kyle Boller the backup.

                        In Camp (4): Bulger, Boller, Berlin, Null


                        RUNNING BACK

                        Who's No. 2? Kenneth Darby appears to have the edge over Antonio Pittman
                        entering camp. But Samkon Gado and Chris Ogbonnaya could change that with
                        strong preaseasons.

                        In Camp (5): Darby, Gado, Steven Jackson, Ogbonnaya, Pittman


                        TIGHT END/FULLBACK

                        Randy McMichael's the starter, and Billy Bajema's the blocking specialist at
                        TE. Joe Klopfenstein could be the odd man out if Daniel Fells continues his
                        strong play from the spring.

                        In Camp (7): Bajema (TE), Eric Butler (TE), Fells (TE), Jerome Johnson (FB),
                        Mike Karney (FB), Klopfenstein (TE), McMichael (TE)


                        WIDE RECEIVER

                        Nothing is set in stone other than Donnie Avery as the No. 1 wideout. Keenan
                        Burton, Tim Carter, Ronald Curry, fifth-round draft pick Brooks Foster, Laurent
                        Robinson and Derek Stanley will battle for playing time and roster spots among
                        the four or five other jobs on the final roster.

                        In Camp (10): Avery, Burton, Jarrett Byers, Carter, Curry, Foster, Nate Jones,
                        Robinson, Stanley, Sean Walker


                        OFFENSIVE LINE

                        The likely starting five is (from left) Alex Barron and Jason Smith at tackle,
                        Jacob Bell and Richie Incognito at guard, and Jason Brown at center. But who
                        else makes the final roster beyond Adam Goldberg and John Greco?

                        In Camp (15): Roger Allen (G), Barron (T), Bell (G), Brown (C), Renardo Foster
                        (T), Goldberg (T/G), Greco (G), Incognito (G), Tim Mattran (C), Daniel Sanders
                        (C), Roy Schuening (G), Mark Setterstrom (G/C), Smith (T), Phil Trautwein (T),
                        Eric Young (T)


                        DEFENSIVE LINE

                        Not much suspense here. If eight D-linemen make the final roster come
                        September, it looks like only the backup tackle spots are truly up for grabs.

                        In Camp (13): Victor Adeyanju (DE), C. J. Ah You (DE), Antwon Burton (DT), Ian
                        Campbell (DE), Adam Carriker (DT), Gary Gibson (DT), James Hall (DE), Leonard
                        Little (DE), Chris Long (DE), Eric Moore (DE), Clifton Ryan (DT), Darell Scott
                        (DT), Hollis Thomas (DT)


                        LINEBACKER

                        Other than wide receiver, the starting strongside LB job could be the most
                        hotly contested battle in camp. Chris Draft, Quinton Culberson, Larry Grant and
                        David Vobora are all candidates.

                        In Camp (9): K.C. Asiodu, Chris Chamberlain, Culberson, Dominic Douglas, Draft,
                        Grant, James Laurinaitis, Vobora, Will Witherspoon...
                        -07-30-2009, 01:19 PM
                      • RealRam
                        Rams Roster, Last Day: How do you count to 53?
                        by RealRam
                        :ram: Alright...

                        First Friday in September. Final day for the big roster trimming -- a very difficult task, especially when the numbers are dwindling to only ten or seven players left to select. We've already discussed some names for the 2009 team ... but now ...

                        How do YOU count to 53? ;)

                        Without elaborating as to 'why' for now (you can of course), my tentative, incomplete guess / wish list follows:


                        OFFENSE (26)
                        QB -- Marc Bulger; Kyle Boller; Brock Berlin
                        WR -- Donnie Avery; Keenan Burton; Tim Carter; Ronald Curry; Laurent Robinson; Derek Stanley
                        RB -- Steven Jackson; Mike Carney (FB); Sam Gado; Chris Ogbonnaya; Antonio Pittman
                        OL -- Alex Barron LT; Jacob Bell, LG; Jason Brown, C; Richie Cogs, RG/C; Jason Smith, RT // Roger Alen III G; Renardo Foster, T; Adam Goldberg, T; John Greco, G; Mark Seterstrom, G
                        TE -- Randy McMichael; Daniel Fells

                        DEFENSE (21)
                        DE -- Victor Adeyanju; Leonard Little; Chris Long; Eric Moore
                        DT -- Adam Carriker; Clifton Ryan; Darrell Scott
                        LB -- Quinton Culberson; Larry Grant; James Laurinaitis; Will Witherspoon; David Vobora // K.C. Asiodu [...you go, Ekenemchukwu!]
                        CB -- Ron Bartell; Quincy Butler; Justin King; Jonathan Wade
                        S -- Atogwe, Oshiomogho; James Butler; Todd Johnson; David Roach


                        SPECIAL T (3)

                        K -- Josh Brown
                        P -- Donnie Jones
                        LS -- Chris Massey


                        PRACTICE SQUAD
                        Keith Null, QB
                        Mark Rubin, SS

                        As I said, difficult indeed. Help me out! :o
                        -09-04-2009, 02:06 AM
                      • MauiRam
                        Rams near final roster cuts ..
                        by MauiRam
                        St Louis Post Dispatch:
                        Posted: Thursday, September 2, 2010 12:00 am


                        Scoping out the Rams' roster, position by position, with the final roster cuts looming Saturday.

                        Quarterback

                        Currently on roster: 4

                        Likely to make final roster: 2 or 3

                        Safe and sound: Sam Bradford, A.J. Feeley

                        On the bubble: Thaddeus Lewis, Keith Null

                        Running back

                        Currently on roster: 4

                        Like to make final roster: 3

                        Safe and sound: Steven Jackson

                        On the bubble: Kenneth Darby, Chris Ogbonnaya, Keith Toston

                        Fullback/tight end

                        Currently on roster: 7

                        Likely to make final roster: 4 or 5

                        Safe and sound: Billy Bajema, Michael Hoomanawanui, Mike Karney

                        On the bubble: Daniel Fells, Fendi Onobun

                        Probably not: Darcy Johnson, Dennis Morris

                        Wide receiver

                        Currently on roster: 9

                        Likely to make final roster: 5 or 6

                        Safe and sound: Danny Amendola, Mardy Gilyard, Laurent Robinson

                        On the bubble: Danario Alexander, Keenan Burton, Brandon Gibson, Jordan Kent

                        Probably not: Dominique Curry, Brandon McRae

                        Offensive line

                        Currently on roster: 13

                        Likely to make final roster: 8 or 9

                        Safe and sound: Roger Allen III, Jacob Bell, Jason Brown, Hank Fraley, Adam Goldberg, Rodger Saffold, Jason Smith

                        On the bubble: John Greco, Ryan McKee, Drew Miller, Eric Young

                        Proabably not: Renardo Foster, Tim Mattran

                        Defensive line

                        Currently on roster: 12

                        Likely to make final roster: 8 or 9

                        Safe and sound: James Hall, Gary Gibson, Chris Long, Fred Robbins, Clifton Ryan, Darell Scott, George Selvie

                        On the bubble: Victor Adeyanju, C.J. Ah You, Jermelle Cudjo

                        Probably not: Ernest Reid, Eugene Sims

                        Linebacker

                        Currently on roster: 9

                        Likely to make final roster: 6 or 7

                        Safe and sound: Na'il Diggs, Larry Grant, James Laurinaitis

                        On the bubble: Bobby Carpenter, Chris Chamberlain, Josh Hull, David Vobora

                        Probably not: Devin Bishop, Cardia Jackson

                        Secondary

                        Currently on roster: 14

                        Likely to make final roster: 9 or 10

                        Safe and sound: Oshiomogho Atgowe, Ron Bartell, James Butler, Quincy Butler, Craig Dahl, Bradley Fletcher, Jerome Murphy

                        On the bubble: Kevin Dockery, Marquis Johnson, Justin King, Kevin Payne, Darian Stewart

                        Probably not: Brett Johnson, Antoine Thompson

                        Specialists

                        Currently on roster: 3

                        Likely to make final roster: 3

                        Safe and sound: K Josh Brown, P Donnie...
                        -09-02-2010, 10:07 AM
                      • evil disco man
                        The Official 53-man Roster
                        by evil disco man
                        St. Louis Rams Roster

                        Offense

                        QB
                        10 Marc Bulger
                        12 Kyle Boller
                        9 Keith Null

                        RB
                        39 Steven Jackson
                        34 Kenneth Darby
                        38 Samkon Gado

                        FB
                        44 Mike Karney

                        WR 1
                        11 Laurent Robinson
                        14 Keenan Burton
                        18 Nate Jones

                        WR 2
                        17 Donnie Avery
                        19 Derek Stanley

                        TE
                        84 Randy McMichael
                        46 Daniel Fells
                        47 Billy Bajema

                        LT
                        70 Alex Barron

                        LG
                        63 Jacob Bell
                        62 Roger Allen III

                        C
                        60 Jason Brown
                        66 Mark Setterstrom

                        RG
                        68 Richie Incognito
                        79 John Greco

                        RT
                        73 Adam Goldberg
                        77 Jason Smith
                        61 Eric Young


                        Defense

                        LDE
                        91 Leonard Little
                        94 Victor Adeyanju
                        98 C.J. Ah You

                        LDT
                        71 Gary Gibson
                        93 Hollis Thomas

                        RDT
                        95 Clifton Ryan
                        97 Darell Scott

                        RDE
                        72 Chris Long
                        96 James Hall

                        SLB
                        52 Chris Draft
                        58 David Vobora
                        59 Larry Grant

                        MLB
                        55 James Laurinaitis

                        WLB
                        51 Will Witherspoon
                        53 Quinton Culberson
                        57 Chris Chamberlain

                        LCB
                        24 Ron Bartell
                        31 Justin King
                        36 Quincy Butler

                        RCB
                        20 Jonathan Wade
                        32 Bradley Fletcher

                        SS
                        37 James Butler

                        FS
                        21 Oshiomogho Atogwe
                        43 Craig Dahl
                        27 David Roach


                        Specialists

                        P
                        5 Donnie Jones

                        K
                        3 Josh Brown

                        H
                        5 Donnie Jones
                        12 Kyle Boller

                        LS
                        45 Chris Massey

                        Kick Returner
                        34 Kenneth Darby
                        19 Derek Stanley
                        17 Donnie Avery
                        38 Samkon Gado
                        14 Keenan Burton

                        Punt Returner
                        19 Derek Stanley
                        17 Donnie Avery
                        14 Keenan Burton
                        -09-05-2009, 03:19 PM
                      • MauiRam
                        Rams ready to open camp ..
                        by MauiRam
                        BY JIM THOMAS Posted: Saturday, July 24, 2010 12:00 am | (2) Comments

                        The offseason seemed to last 15 minutes. Ready or not, the 2010 NFL season is upon us. A couple of teams reported to camp this weekend, and the Rams join the rest of the league in assembling this week. Rookies and selected veterans report Wednesday at Rams Park. The first full-squad practice is Saturday, July 31. The Rams' preseason opener against Minnesota is less than three weeks away.

                        In the wake of a 1-15 season in 2009, and with just six victories in their last 48 games, the Rams are widely regarded as one of the worst teams in the NFL. If not THE worst. It's up to coach Steve Spagnuolo and staff to change that, with a little help from No. 1 overall draft pick Sam Bradford at quarterback. For the first time since the days of the Greatest Show on Turf, there are no members of the Rams' Super Bowl XXXIV championship team or Super Bowl XXXVI runner-up squad on the current roster.

                        The road to respectability will be traveled largely by a cast of young, and unproven, faces. What happens with Bradford in the coming weeks will attract much of the attention at Rams Park, but there are personnel questions and depth chart battles throughout the roster which will sort themselves out over training camp and the preseason.

                        = = = = =



                        Position-by-position overview of Rams

                        Quarterback

                        Let the office pools begin: When will Sam Bradford make his first NFL start? Bradford has the physical tools and appears to have the mental makeup to be a successful NFL quarterback. During the spring practices at Rams Park, he showed no ill effects from surgery to his throwing shoulder. But in order to take over as the starting QB, he must display a working knowledge of the Rams' West Coast scheme. He must also show, albeit in preseason play, that he can adjust successfully to the speed of the NFL game.

                        Otherwise, it will be veteran A.J. Feeley, who has worked with Rams offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur in Philadelphia and knows the system. But Feeley hasn't thrown an NFL regular-season pass since 2007, so he needs a lot of preseason work, too, especially since he's the team's potential opening-day starter.

                        QBs on roster (4): Sam Bradford, A.J. Feeley, Thaddeus Lewis, Keith Null.

                        Running back

                        Four running backs is a low total for training camp; some teams keep that many on their regular-season roster. So it wouldn't be surprising to see the Rams add a body prior to camp or during camp. The need for a strong backup seems obvious, but the Rams are optimistic that Chris Ogbonnaya can be an effective third-down back, be it as a receiver or a blocker on blitz pickup. Undrafted rookie Keith Toston had a productive career at Oklahoma State. He's not a burner, but bears watching this preseason.

                        Of course, the team's offensive...
                        -07-24-2010, 12:55 PM
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