The Los Angeles Rams announced that they have signed defensive tackle Eric Banks, tight end Kendall Blanton, defensive tackle Marquise Copeland, defensive back Donte Deayon, guard Jamil Demby, defensive tackle Michael Hoecht, long snapper Colin Holba, wide receiver J.J. Koski, kicker Austin MacGinnis, defensive back Tyrique McGhee, quarterback Bryce Perkins, linebacker Christian Rozeboom, defensive end Jonah Williams and punter Brandon Wright to reserve/future contracts.
With the Rams’ 2020 season coming to an end after a divisional-round loss to the Green Bay Packers, they have now begun putting their roster together for the offseason and 2021 season.
All 14 players they signed were members of the practice squad at points last season, so there is some familiarity there.
The most notable of the bunch is Deayon, who was a star on last year’s season of “Hard Knocks” for his infectious personality. Deayon appeared in three games for the Rams in 2019 before spending the entire 2020 season on the practice squad.
Perkins is also a notable name after he was elevated to the active roster in the final weeks of 2020 to give the Rams an extra quarterback option with both Jared Goff and John Wolford dealing with injuries.
Similar to Deayon, Demby is a familiar name after playing in six games for the Rams in 2019 and then spending the entire 2020 season on the practice squad.
The Rams have done a nice job of finding some diamonds in the rough in recent years to supplement their roster, so the hope is that the same will be the case with some of these players that they signed to reserve/future contracts. They will be around for the offseason program, giving them a chance to impress the coaching staff ahead of training camp.