Rams cut Kellen Clemens en route to 53


The St. Louis Rams formally announced Friday night that they have cut 21 players.

Perhaps the biggest name of the group is former Jets second-round pick Kellen Clemens, who was supposed to be quarterback Sam Bradford’s primary backup this year. The Rams also released Tom Brandstater and have only undrafted rookie Austin Davis behind Bradford on the current roster.

It’s likely Jeff Fisher will be prowling the waiver wire for a veteran this weekend.

More Rams roster moves, beyond the ones already posted on our tracker: Waived defensive tackle Cornell Banks, center Tim Barnes, defensive end Jamaar Jarrett, linebacker Aaron Brown, tight end Cory Harkey, defensive end Scott Smith, and guard Jose Valdez.

The Rams are keeping six wide receivers, for now: Danny Amendola, Steve Smith, Brandon Gibson, Brian Quick, Chris Givens, and Greg Salas. (Austin Pettis has opened the season on reserve/suspended.)

They also kept six cornerbacks: Janoris Jenkins, Cortland Finnegan, Trumaine Johnson, Bradley Fletcher, Jerome Murphy, and Quinton Pointer.