Rams get down to 53

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Michael Sam will get all the headlines, but the Rams made several roster moves today to get down to the NFL’s 53-player limit.

The Rams waived WR Emory Blake, G Travis Bond, DE Kourtnei Brown, S Christian Bryant, DT Matt Conrath, S Avery Cunningham, WR Austin Franklin, QB Garrett Gilbert, DT Deantre Harlan, LB Aaron Hill, T Sean Hooey, DB Greg Reid, LB Etienne Sabino, TE Brad Smelley, LB Phillip Steward, T Mitchell Van Dyk, WR Justin Veltung, OL Brandon Washington, LB Lawrence Wilson and CB Darren Woodard.

The Rams also placed WR Stedman Bailey on reserve/suspended. Bailey is suspended for the first four games of the regular season for a violation of the NFL’s performance-enhancing substances policy.