Rams News: Team Claims Defensive Back Dwayne Gratz Off Waivers From Jacksonville Jaguars

On Tuesday the Los Angeles Rams announced that they have claimed Jacksonville Jaguars defensive back Dwayne Gratz off waivers to help aid a currently injured secondary.

Starting corner back Trumaine Johnson injured his ankle in Sunday’s 30-19 loss to the Buffalo Bills, and the Rams recently cut one of their top offseason signees cornerback Coty Sensabaugh, leaving an opening in the secondary.

The Jaguars drafted Gratz in the third round in 2013 out of Connecticut. In three plus seasons with the team he had three interceptions, 13 pass deflections, 119 tackles and two forced fumbles.

To make room for Gratz on the active roster the Rams cut defensive tackle Mogan Fox. The Rams signed Fox as an undrafted free agent out of Colorado State in 2016. He was signed to the practice squad after failing to make the active roster out of training camp.

In the team’s final preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings Fox had two sacks and two tackles for loss. He was then signed to the active roster before Sunday’s game against Buffalo as three of the team’s four starting defensive lineman, Robert Quinn, William Hayes and Michael Brockers all missed the game with injuries.

If no one claims Fox he will likely return to the practice squad depending of the health of the aforementioned defensive lineman.