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Rams part ways with Vernon Gholston

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The third time wasn’t the charm for former sixth overall pick Vernon Gholston.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Gholston is one of the players getting pink slipped by the Rams on Friday as the team makes its way down to 53 players by the 9 p.m. ET deadline on Friday night. Gholston was only signed by the Rams on Aug. 22, so it isn’t all that surprising that he wasn’t able to do enough to nail down a spot on the roster in such an abbreviated stay with the team.

Gholston is well on his way to going down as one of the biggest draft busts in the last decade. He played 45 games for the Jets over three seasons and never picked up a sack, which is pretty damning when you go sixth overall on the strength of your ability to rush the passer. He spent training camp with the Bears last season, but got cut at the end of camp and spent the year out of the NFL.

Unless someone else decides to see if they can find something worthwhile in Gholston, he’ll be spending this year and every other one for the foreseeable future out of the league as well.

The Rams have also cut cornerback Kendric Burney, fullback Ben Guidugli and center/guard Tim Barnes, according to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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12 Responses to “Rams part ways with Vernon Gholston”
  1. randyschwimmer7 says: Aug 31, 2012 2:12 PM

    Quinton Coples = Vernon Gholston 2.0

  2. clusterfu says: Aug 31, 2012 2:16 PM

    Hope you banked that signing bonus.

  3. rickrock6661982 says: Aug 31, 2012 2:17 PM

    Of course he was a bust

    He went to Ohio State

  4. tigershark49 says: Aug 31, 2012 2:19 PM

    Seemed like a good pick at the time.

  5. evinnie says: Aug 31, 2012 2:21 PM

    Randy, Coples has 4 sacks preseason 4 games. No they dont count but i think Coples is the anti-Ghoslston. Come-on. He’s even strip sack Cam newton on last sunday.

  6. nyg4life says: Aug 31, 2012 2:25 PM

    Quinton coples already has more sacks then Vernon Gholston lol

  7. pnut87 says: Aug 31, 2012 2:33 PM

    That was quick…

  8. Davo says: Aug 31, 2012 2:45 PM

    Purely as a matter of interest – does anybody know how much money this guy got for doing nothing in the NFL? 6th pick of the draft, or something?

  9. randyschwimmer7 says: Aug 31, 2012 2:47 PM

    @NYG4LIFE and @EVINNIE:

    Sacks in the preseason mean squat. Going against second rate offensive lines. Preseason play is 10000x different than when the bullets are live. We’ll see how he does then. There is a reason that that he dropped from being considered for the top five of the draft. He takes 3/4 of the snaps he plays in off. Plain and simple.

  10. lrt79 says: Aug 31, 2012 2:50 PM

    Wow, if the Rams, home of the soon to be worst defense of 2012, don’t want you, you better try the CFL kid.

  11. doe22us says: Aug 31, 2012 3:25 PM

    Davo says:
    Aug 31, 2012 2:45 PM
    Purely as a matter of interest – does anybody know how much money this guy got for doing nothing in the NFL? 6th pick of the draft, or something?

    Dont know the exact figures but he sure got a hell lot of money pre-rookie wage scale. I am thinking upwards of $20 mill.

  12. giantssb42champs says: Aug 31, 2012 3:51 PM

    Gholston had no fire. For some reason he lost his heart for the game his rookie season and it never reappeared.

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