The Rams got down to the NFL limit of 53 players on their roster by cutting backup quarterback Kellen Clemens. That means rookie QB Austin Davis beat out Clemens and will back up Sam Bradford to begin the 2012 season.
The other cuts announced by the Rams: Quarterback Tom Brandstater, Running back Chase Reynolds, Fullbacks Ben Guidugli and Ovie Mughelli, wide receiver Nick Johnson, Tight ends Corey Harkey and Deangelo Peterson. Also cut were offensive linemen Tim Barnes (a Mizzou alum), T-Bob Hebert, Joe Long, Bryan Mattison and Jose Valdez. Defensive linemen Cornell Banks, Mason Brodine, Vernon Gholston, Jamaar Jarrett and Scott Smith, linbeackers Aaron Brown and Sammy Brown and finally defensive back Kendric Burney.