The Rams promoted Blanton from the practice squad to the active roster Tuesday, Cameron DaSilva of USA Today reports. Blanton spent the offseason in Los Angeles, and he'll now get a chance on the 53-man roster following the placement of JoJo Natson (hamstring) on injured reserve. The undrafted rookie out of Missouri joins a tight end corps consisting of Tyler Higbee, Gerald Everett (knee) and Johnny Mundt.
The Rams are expected to sign Blanton as an undrafted free agent, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Blanton played in 22 games over three seasons with the University of Missouri, recording 44 receptions for 476 yards and six touchdowns. The Rams tight-end corps is led by Gerald Everett and Tyler Higbee, so Blanton will look to make the team as a depth option.
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