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Official Roster Cuts Thread

Discussion in 'RAMS - NFL TALK' started by A55VA6, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. A55VA6

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    First round of cuts:

    WR Andrew Helmick
    CB Robert Steeples
    LS Jorgen Hus
    P/K Brett Baer
    QB Tim Jenkins
    LB Joseph LeBeau
    DT Al Lapuaho
    OG Ryan Lee
    OL Graham Pocic
    TE Colby Prince
    WR Raymond Radway
    WR Demetrius Fields
    LB Jabara Williams
    OG Ryan Lee

    Second round of cuts

    LB Sammy Brown
    TE Philip Lutzenkirchen
    OT D.J. Young
    DE R.J. Washington
    CB Drew Thomas
    WR Nick Johnson
    DT Garrett Goebel
    S Rashard Hall
    DE Mason Brodine
    CB Andre Martin
    TE Zach Potter
    S Cody Davis
    QB Austin Davis
    WR Emory Blake
    WR Justin Veltung
    CB Darren Woodard
    LB Josh Hull
    OT Ty Nsekhe
    FB Eric Stevens
    OL Sean Hooey
     
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    Re: Cuts have begun

    Keep in mind, they already released Cameron Graham, and Terrance Ganaway has left the team. So the first round of cuts will only be an add'l 13 players to get to the 75 player roster limit.
     
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    Re: Cuts have begun

    Hope we bring Helmick back for the practice squad later.
     
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    Re: Cuts have begun

    agreed
     
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    Re: Cuts have begun

    Both Steeples and Helmick seemed to stay on the sidelines an awful lot Monday-Wednesday. In the case of Steeples he flashed early but never seemed to gain any traction in practice or playing time. He lost out to Woodard in practice time over the last week and Woodard plainly moved ahead of him after Saturday.

    Any cornerbacks fighting for a spot right now are looking at the practice squad.

    Helmick was very limited in practice time and reps after his hamstring pull. He did get time on special team drills but Veltung got way more as a returner and Andrew never seemed to get any traction on the chase squads.

    In a lot of ways its a favor to these guys if they can get a spot on someone else's squad before the final cut down.
     
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    Re: Cuts have begun

    How long before anyone can be added to practice squad?
     
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    Re: Cuts have begun

    Helmick is just another tragic example of an injury derailing a UDFA's career.
     
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    Re: Cuts have begun

    I think after the final cuts is when teams build their scout team.
     
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    I'm not sure this will derail his career. I'd bet good money that they plan on bringing him back to the PS. It's kind of a good thing for him. He gets a year to grow on the PS. It's hard enough for big school WR's to succeed in the NFL, let alone a small school like Lindenwood. The Rams didn't play Helmick much, not only because of the injury but also, in my opinion, because they didn't want much tape on him getting out. They don't want other teams to claim him. The less tape on him the better. I think he'll make the team next year.
     
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    Even if he is on our practice squad I dont think he has a chance at making our team next year unless somebody gets hurt. I think we will have a good receiving Corp with Quick, Austin, Givens, Pettis and probably Radway
     
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    And I forgot Bailey
     
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    What is your fascination with Radway? I'm not trying to a wise a$$, but you really seem to be high on a guy, who is 26 years old, drops as many balls as he catches, quits on routes when he doesn't think he is going to be targeted.

    And before you rip me for asking, (cuz that's all I am doing), everything I just mentioned, are things I have watched DAILY for 4 weeks. I'm just curious why you are so high on him.
     
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    He has the height and size and speed, and if helmick didnt make it who else is going to make it?
     
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    Veltung or Nick Johnson.
     
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    Veltung is an interesting player. Not sure if he's shown enough.. but I'd like to see more of him.
     
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    Trust me, size and speed are his only assets,,, hands and HEART aren't!

    I think they are very high on Justin Veltung, based on how fast he moved up the Depth Chart and has been given more than a token look as a return guy.

    And don't count out Nick Johnson.

    Also, it wouldn't shock me if they only keep 5 WRs to find a spot for an extra LB and/or Special Teams player, especially while Dunbar is suspended.
     
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    Newest cuts added to 1st page:

    QB Tim Jenkins
    LB Joseph LeBeau
    DT Al Lapuaho.
     
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    From one coach to another I concur with this assessment. Rams pretty solid at WR to this point and could very well keep an extra LB especially if one gets cut on the final cut down day, but if they keep 6 Veltung would be the guy because they feel good about him returning punts.
     
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    Re: Cuts have begun

    I am sure that his absence from practices sure was one of the reasons but other elements may figure in too. With a bunch of new pass catchers like 6-5 Cook, 6-3 Pettis & Quick then 6-0 Givens & 5-10 Bailey then Austin @ 5-8 there may have not been suck a big need for another pass receiver like the 6-0 Andrew Helmick but more need for the 6th WR to be the better punt returner.

    Where Helmick may be much more of a pass receiver. So it should come down to Veltung or Nick Johnson against the Ravens. I seem to think that Nick Johnson is the more rounded & experienced of the two myself.
     
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    Re: Cuts have begun

    *Someone* from camp has a little bit of insider information with regards to Helmick, dating back to his time in the Lindenwood program. I don't know any more than that, and I don't know if it factored into the decision to cut him early. So, basically, I just told you nothing. lol.