The Rams have issued a series of cuts to reach the mandated roster of limit of 53 for the regular season. Those on the offensive side of the ball are wide receivers Emory Blake, Austin Franklin and Justin Veltung, linemen Sean Hooey, Mitchell Van Dyk, Travis Bond and Brandon Washington, quarterback Garrett Gilbert and tight end Brad Smelley. Defenders now gone are linemen Kourtnei Brown, Matt Conrath and Deantre Harlan, defensive backs Christian Bryant, Darren Woodard, Avery Cunningham and Greg Reid and linebackers Aaron Hill, Etienne Sabino, Phillip Seward and Lawrence Wilson. The Rams also placed wideout Stedman Bailey on the reserved/suspended list.
The Rams put safety Christian Bryant (ankle) and defensive tackle Ethan Westbrooks on the non-football injury list. They can be removed at any time and start practicing.
The Rams locked up their entire draft class Thursday as all 11 rookies were signed to contracts. The complete list:Round 1, pick 2: Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn Round 1, pick 13: Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh Round 2, pick 41: Lamarcus Joyner, CB, Florida St. Round 3, pick 75: Tre Mason, RB, Auburn Round 4, pick 110: Maurice Alexander, S, Utah State Round 6, pick 188: E.J. Gaines, CB, Missouri Round 6, pick 214: Garrett Gilbert, QB, Southern Methodist Round 7, pick 226: Mitchell Van Dyk, OT, Portland State Round 7, pick 241: Christian Bryant, S, Ohio State Round 7, pick 249: Michael Sam, DE, Missouri Round 7, pick 250: Demetrius Rhaney, C, Tennessee State
With the 241st pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the St. Louis Rams selected free safety Christian Bryant from Ohio State University. Bryant racked up 171 tackles with two interceptions in 27 career starts.