The Los Angeles Rams will complete reducing their roster to the 53-player regular-season limit by Saturday’s 1 p.m. deadline, one day after cutting 18 players, including Brandon Allen, their starting quarterback for the final two preseason games.
Allen signed with the Rams in 2017 after being cut by the Jacksonville Jaguars but never played a regular-season game for them. He spent the first 15 weeks of the 2017 season on the active roster before being placed on injured/reserve. He was on the active roster for the first two weeks of the 2018 season before being cut, then was signed to the practice squad.
All but three of the other players cut Friday were undrafted rookies — guard Abdul Beecham, tight ends Kendall Blanton, Romello Brooker and Keenen Brown, running back Matt Colburn, safety Jake Gervase, receivers Jalen Greene and Johnathan Lloyd, tackles Brandon Hitner and Matt Kaskey, center Vitas Hrynkiewicz, defensive tackles Bryant Jones and Boogie Roberts and linebacker Ketner Kupp.
Kupp is the younger brother of Rams receiver Cooper Kupp.
The other three players cut Friday were punter Brock Miller, receiver Austin Proehl and defensive back Ramon Richards. None have spent time on active NFL regular-season rosters.
Miller participated in the San Francisco 49ers training camp in 2017. Proehl, a son of former Rams receiver Ricky Proehl, was on the Rams and Tennessee Titans practice squads in 2018. Richards was on the Rams practice squad in 2018.