Kadeem Jones cut from St. Louis Rams roster


In preparation of the season beginning, NFL teams had to begin dwindling down their rosters in order to fit the eventual 53 man roster to play the season. By 3 p.m. tomorrow, all NFL teams must have, at most, 75 men on their current roster, and today, the St. Louis Rams made 10 cuts to get closer to that number, and unfortunately, former Hilltopper fullback Kadeem Jones was apart of that 10 player cut, ending his chance to make the Rams NFL roster.

Jones, who was signed as an undrafted free agent this spring, had missed a significant amount of time with the team after suffering an injury towards the end of OTA’s, and he missed nearly all of training camp, and was only healthy to be active for one preseason game, which was this past weekend in a victory over the Cleveland Browns.

The cut, as unfortunate as it is and as bad as it may sound, doesn’t come as a shock. Last week, Arch Authority, Ramblin’ Fan and Turf Show Times all left Kadeem off their projected 53-man roster, and Nathan Kearns, editor of Ramblin’ Fan, told us back in May that the Rams hadn’t utilized a “true,” fullback for a couple of years under Jeff Fisher, so Jones was more or less an experiment that didn’t quite pan out.

Jones wasn’t the only player from a Conference USA team to get cut; Old Dominion’s D.J. Morrell also, unfortunately, didn’t make the 75 man.

With today’s Rams cuts, they are actually at a 79 man roster, which means they have less than 24 hours to cut four more players.

We wish Jones all the best, and can’t wait for him to land with another team soon.