The Rams announced that the team has released tackle Jake Long and center Scott Wells to help clear room under the salary cap.
Long was scheduled to make $9.25 million in 2015, with a $10.5 million cap hit. Wells would have made $2 million with a $4.75 million hit. Combined, the two moves save about $12 million against the 2015 cap.
Rams center Scott Wells has a $2 million base salary and will count $5.5 million against the cap in 2015, the last year of his contract. With Wells due a $1 million roster bonus on March 12, the Rams have a little over a month to decide whether to stick with the 34-year-old Wells or get younger at center, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Wells played in every game last season despite dealing with an elbow injury. Cutting him would save the Rams $3.5 million.
In 2012-13, Wells missed a total of 13 games due to injuries.
The Rams will have Janoris Jenkins, Chris Long and Scott Wells Week 17 against the Seahawks.
All three players came into the contest listed as probable, and were always expected to play. Jenkins is dealing with a back injury. Long was listed on the injury report, but it was for non-injury reasons. Wells also has a back issue. Both Wells and Jenkins fully participated in practice on Friday.
The Rams have listed center Scott Wells (back) and cornerback Janoris Jenkins (back) as probable for Sunday's game against the Seahawks after both were able to participate fully in practice Friday.
Cornerback E.J. Gaines, who is dealing with a concussion, is considered doubtful for the game. If he is unable to go, rookie Lamarcus Joyner or Marcus Roberson could see an uptick in playing time.
The Rams 12 1/2-point underdogs against the Seahawks Sunday.
Rams coach Jeff Fisher said he is sticking with center Scott Wells despite two errant shotgun snaps in Sunday's loss to the Giants, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Wells has played with an elbow brace since hurting his elbow Oct. 26.
"We're gonna go forward with Scott," Fisher told the paper. "Scott does a good job inside communicating, identifying things, getting protections called."
The Rams enter Week 16 against the Giants relatively healthy, listing only three players on its final injury report. Guard Davin Joseph (not injury related), defensive end Chris Long (ankle) and center Scott Wells (not injury related) were all deemed probable.
The Rams will have nearly all of their probable players Week 15 against the Cardinals.
Kenny Britt and James Laurinaitis are two of the bigger names on the list. Britt was listed on the injury report, though his issue was not injury related. Laurinaitis is dealing with an ankle injury.
The team will also have Cory Harkey, Will Herring, Rodger Saffold and Scott Wells. All four players came into the contest listed as probable.
Rams defensive end Chris Long was listed as questionable to play Thursday on the team's final injury report for Week 15's matchup with the Cardinals.
"He was OK," Rams coach Jeff Fisher told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch after practice. "We'll see how he is in the warmups tomorrow, but we're very optimistic about it."
The rest of the Rams' injured players were listed as probable after participating fully in practice Wednesday. That list includes center Scott Wells (elbow), guard Rodger Saffold (shoulder), linebacker James Laurinaitis (ankle), defensive tackle Alex Carrington (thigh), linebacker Will Herring (foot), tight end Cory Harkey (knee) and receiver Kenny Britt (not injury related).
Rams wide receiver Tavon Austin was a late addition to the Rams’ Week 14 injury report. Austin practiced in full Wednesday and Thursday, but was a limited participant Friday with a back injury.
Along with Austin, the Rams also listed the following players as probable for Sunday’s game against the Redskins: William Hayes, James Laurinaitis, Chris Long, Rodger Saffold, Scott Wells, Will Herring, Marcus Roberson and Davin Joseph.
The Rams unveiled a lengthy injury report which included 14 players on the list for Sunday's game against the Raiders.
Rookie cornerback Marcus Roberson (ankle) was unable to practice all week and was the only player on the report ruled as doubtful. Defensive end Eugene Sims missed practice all week due to a death in the family, but is expected to play, per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He was deemed as probable. Defensive back Lamarcus Joyner (groin) and defensive tackle Alex Carrington (thigh) are questionable.
Meanwhile, the following players were designated as probable: Center Scott Wells (rest), defensive end Robert Quinn (rest) and guard Davin Joseph (rest), linebacker James Laurinaitis (ankle), wide receiver Kenny Britt (back), cornerback E.J. Gaines (knee), tight end Cory Harkey (thigh), tight end Jared Cook (back), linebacker Will Herring (foot) and linebacker Alec Ogletree
Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald (shoulder), linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar (toe) and safety Rodney McLeod (knee) are active for Sunday's Week 9 matchup with the 49ers.
All three players were listed as questionable to play but will be available for the divisional matchup. The team also had nine players listed as probable, and eight are active for the game. That list includes wide receiver Kenny Britt (hip), guard Rodger Saffold (shoulder), centers Scott Wells (elbow) and Tim Barnes (shoulder), defensive end William Hayes (foot), safety Lamarcus Joyner (hip) and cornerbacks Trumaine Johnson (knee) and Marcus Roberson (ankle).
The Rams have listed DE William Hayes, OG Rodger Saffold, C Scott Wells, S Cody Davis, CB Trumaine Johnson, C Tim Barnes, CB Marcus Roberson and DB Lamarcus Joyner as probable for Week 9 against the 49ers.
All eight players were able to get through full practice Friday. Saffold is dealing with a shoulder injury. Wells has an elbow issues. Johnson has been battling a knee injury.
The Rams listed three offensive linemen on the injury report for Week 3 against the Cowboys, though only one is expected to be sidelined Sunday.
Barrett Jones (back) has been ruled out for the game, while Rodger Saffold (illness) is probable after sitting out Thursday's practice session. Scott Wells is also probable, though his absence from practice was not related to any injuries.
The following Rams were ruled inactive for Friday's preseason game against the Saints: cornerback Janoris Jenkins, center Scott Wells, guard Brandon Washington, offensive lineman Rodger Saffold, left tackle Jake Long and defensive tackle Michael Brockers.
Rams starting center Scott Wells was considered a possible cap casualty at one point, but indications are Wells will be back on the team in 2014, reports ESPN's Adam Caplan. Wells, 33, is owed $5.5 million this year and is scheduled to count $6.5 million against the cap.
Injuries limited him to 19 games the past two seasons.
Rams center Scott Wells, who turned 33 last month and is owed $5.5 million for 2014, is a candidate for release, reports ESPN.com. Wells missed the final four games last season with a fractured fibula and has played just 19 games in two years with St. Louis.
The Rams put center Scott Wells (fractured fibula) on injured reserve and promoted guard Brandon Washington from the practice squad, reports the National Football Post.
The Rams have made RB Daryl Richardson, CB Brandon McGee, C Scott Wells, G Shelley Smith, T Mike Person, DT Jermelle Cudjo and DE Gerald Rivers inactive Week 14 against the Cardinals.
McGee was the only player listed on the team's injury report entering the game. He was questionable due to a foot injury.
Rams OL Scott Wells has been ruled out Week 14 against the Cardinals.
Wells is dealing with a fractured fibula, and will likely miss multiple weeks. He was not able to take part in practice this week.
Rams center Scott Wells will be out at least four weeks with a fractured fibula, reports ESPN.com. Wells suffered the injury in Sunday's loss at San Francisco.