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Rams waive RB Daryl Richardson & DT Jermelle Cudjo

Discussion in 'RAMS - NFL TALK' started by A55VA6, May 15, 2014.

  1. HometownBoy STL sports aficionado

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    He wasn't really much special, he could come in and do his job, but with the addition of players who are much better at doing what he does it made him the weakest link, so he got cut.

    No surprise here.
     
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  2. Stranger How big is infinity?

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    hmmm, who could this be? Would one of our resident football brains care to speculate who the Rams may be trying to sign?
     
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  3. brokeu91 Well-Known Member

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    Right, but why this early? Shouldn't they at least keep him around for training camp.? Same thing with D Rich. Even if the Rams were planning on cutting him don't they at least deserve to give him a chance to show he can do well again after the injury?

    What really surprises me about the D-Rich cutting was that there are reports that the Rams tried to trade Pead. I would think he'd be the first one they would cut
     
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  4. ZigZagRam Well-Known Member

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    We could still use some veteran depth on the interior OL and at LB.
     
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  5. Tron Fights for the User

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    Andre Johnson.......

    Lol I wish.

    Maybe Justin Blackmon.

    Or they are making room to sign a couple players whi get cut over the next month or so from other teams.
     
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  6. ZigZagRam Well-Known Member

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    I'm guessing they value Pead more than Richardson and dangled him because they thought he'd be more likely to get them something in return. I'm sure they realized that both weren't going to make the final roster and since Pead has more value in other areas, Richardson was the odd man out at the end of the day.
     
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  7. TheDYVKX THE D

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    Wow. Interesting. I expected it, but definitely not this soon. Some team is going to pick him up, and they might get a steal to be honest. For a 7th round pick, he's pretty talented. In the right scheme..


    No way I thought Cudjo was making the roster though.
     
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  8. wrstdude Member

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    @AllbrightNFL: I mean, basically Daryl Richardon got #PeadOn
     
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  9. TheDYVKX THE D

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    Graham Pocic was also waived. GET YO NUMBA BACK BIG GREG. #73.
     
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  10. HometownBoy STL sports aficionado

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    Just seems like he's a victim of being the odd man out on a team that has too much talent. Team needs to see a lot of bodies get camp time, and I'm guessing that valued seeing others more than seeing Cudjo and didn't want to give time that could be used looking at others on him. So instead of keep him around to warm up the bench, they gave him a release so that they can get some cap space and he can go somewhere new.
     
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  11. ZigZagRam Well-Known Member

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    Hope you don't mind. I'm just going to let that sink in for a moment.
     
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  12. HometownBoy STL sports aficionado

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    I don't mind.

    Sometimes I have to remind myself this defense is real and not a dream too.
     
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  13. Ramhusker Well-Known Member Pit Boss

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    So we have 3 roster spots open?
     
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  14. Memphis Ram Well-Known Member

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  15. Ramhusker Well-Known Member Pit Boss

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    4 open spots?
     
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  16. RamFan503 Grill and Brew Master

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    Not surprised and also good to do this early so that these guys have ample opportunity to be picked up.
     
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  17. Sum1 Well-Known Member

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    Pead has STs value. Richardson doesn't. It's that simple.
     
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  18. Ramhusker Well-Known Member Pit Boss

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    Plus, if the coaching staff feels pretty confident that these guys will be picked up, they won't know much about any new wrinkles installed in our gameplans just in case they are picked up by teams on our schedule.
     
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    Rams cut RB Richardson, DT Cudjo

    Print By Jim Thomas jthomas@post-dispatch.com 314-340-8197
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    From Rams Park on Thursday comes yet another compelling example of why NFL stands for Not For Long.

    Nine months ago, second-year running back Daryl Richardson was named the opening day starter for the Rams late in training camp in their first year without Steven Jackson.

    Richardson won't get a third-year, at least not in St. Louis. The Rams released Richardson, a day in which they also released backup defensive tackle Jermelle Cudjo, offensive lineman Graham Pocic, and offensive tackle Emmanuel McCray.

    McCray, from the University of Mississippi, had just signed with the team as an undrafted free agent earlier this week. Pocic was placed on injured reserve at the end of training camp last summer because of a shoulder/labrum injury.


    After an impressive rookie year, in which Richardson gained 475 yards and averaged 4.8 yards per carry, the seventh-rounder from Abilene Christian looked like a late-round steal. But he suffered a turf toe injury in the 2013 season-opener against Arizona and struggled with the injury all season. He ended up with only 215 yards rushing (and a 3.1 average) in '13, playing in just eight games with three starts.

    Once the Rams drafted Auburn's Tre Mason in the third round last week, it became obvious that either Richardson or 2012 second-rounder Isaiah Pead would have to go. That question was answered Thursday.

    Cudjo, who has been with the Rams since 2010, had his best season in 2012 when he registered 39 tackles and a sack and started four games. But he suffered a stress fracture in his foot last offseason and began training camp on the active/PUP list. Perhaps because of the late start, he didn't play as well last season.

    Cudjo had signed a two-year, $1.8 million contract in March 2013 that included a $350 signing bonus. The Rams will have to eat half of that signing bonus as dead money. But Cudjo was due a $900,000 base salary this year, which now becomes cap savings.

    With Thursday's moves, the Rams now have 86 players on their roster or four under the offseason roster limit.

    http://www.stltoday.com/sports/foot...cle_ab67bbc8-f75a-52af-830b-04154e0b6283.html
     
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  20. Yamahopper Well-Known Member

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    At least the team gave these guys a chance to catch on with another team.
     
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