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Rams release plus-sized rookie, expected to sign Will Witherspoon

Terrell Brown AP

Earlier this offseason, MDS brought you a story about the Rams switching gargantuan undrafted rookie Terrell Brown to the offensive line after he played on the defensive line in college.

Brown, who stands 6-foot-10 and weighed 403 pounds when he joined the Rams, won’t be making an impact for the team on either side of the ball this season, though. The Rams dropped Brown from the roster with a waived-injured designation, which Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports is due to an injury he had before signing with the team. The team also waived linebacker Phillip Steward, who tore his Achilles tendon while rehabbing a back injury at the Rams facility last week.

Thomas also reports that the Rams are expected to fill one of the newly opened roster spots with veteran linebacker Will Witherspoon. Witherspoon was one of several linebackers who visited with the team in June and spent all or some of four seasons with the Rams earlier in his career.

Witherspoon also played for Rams coach Jeff Fisher and other members of the coaching staff during his time with the Titans, which appears to have helped open the door to a training camp invite.

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15 Responses to “Rams release plus-sized rookie, expected to sign Will Witherspoon”
  1. chiroubles says: Jul 18, 2013 10:41 AM

    “I can has cheezburger now?”

  2. michaeljacksonisback says: Jul 18, 2013 10:49 AM

    How do you tear your Achilles’ tendon, while rehabbing a back injury?

  3. sampsonswag01 says: Jul 18, 2013 10:50 AM

    403 lbs???? Great gatsby that’s big!

  4. tennesseetitan78 says: Jul 18, 2013 10:55 AM

    Well if your a Titans player and get cut or released, your chances are very high to be picked up by the Rams or the Lions….so it seems.

  5. beavertonsteve says: Jul 18, 2013 10:59 AM

    The Witherspoon signing is solid for this late in the offseason. He should be able to make the team with a shot to be their 4th linebacker.

    For some reason I never really bought into the idea of a 6’10″ man being able to handle NFL edge rushers.

  6. pantherfan550 says: Jul 18, 2013 11:01 AM

    seeing an article about spoon only makes me cringe remembering the time when the panthers let him walk and put a bunch of money into dan morgan

  7. tennesseetitan78 says: Jul 18, 2013 11:01 AM

    He’ll be broke in 5 yrs

  8. godofwine330 says: Jul 18, 2013 11:13 AM

    The Browns should sign him. He’s huge. It would take 2 guys to block him. If anything he can block field goals.

  9. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Jul 18, 2013 11:33 AM

    “Did you hear about the veteran linebacker who stabbed a guy with a fork? What was his name? Will…Will…”

    “Witherspoon?”

    “No, it was a dude, and I said it was a fork!”

  10. firestarter0728 says: Jul 18, 2013 12:07 PM

    I would say he’s plus-plus-plus sized.

  11. deathmonkey41 says: Jul 18, 2013 12:17 PM

    I think he was in that movie Wildcats- yeah, he’s the guy who bet Cerulo that he couldn’t dent the locker with his head.

  12. surfinbird1 says: Jul 18, 2013 1:32 PM

    Bet you could hear it all over the state when they dropped him.

  13. vikingsrulez69 says: Jul 18, 2013 1:48 PM

    Rick Spielman is a Magician says:Jul 18, 2013 11:33 AM

    “Did you hear about the veteran linebacker who stabbed a guy with a fork? What was his name? Will…Will…”

    “Witherspoon?”

    “No, it was a dude, and I said it was a fork!”
    -

    Oh, that’s cold!

  14. titogetmesometissue says: Jul 18, 2013 1:59 PM

    Rick Spielman is a Magician says:Jul 18, 2013 11:33 AM

    “Did you hear about the veteran linebacker who stabbed a guy with a fork? What was his name? Will…Will…”

    “Witherspoon?”

    “No, it was a dude, and I said it was a fork!”
    —-

    What are you talking about? Will Witherspoon has an awesome presence in the community and is passionate about producing healthy and nutritious food. In fact, he owns the sustainable Shire Gate Farm near Owensville, MO.

  15. dan4rams says: Jul 18, 2013 8:36 PM

    It is really too bad, that Brown didn’t work out.
    He’ll probably get a call from the Patriots, now.
    Obviously he has a pation for the game. He could loose fifty or more lbs and try again next year. Either way, I wish him the best.

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