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Lance McCutcheon and 7 more bubble players fighting for roster spots

By Steven Ridings  | Turf Show Times | Photo: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Rams released five of their own on Tuesday, and head coach Sean McVay must cut five more players next week after the team’s second preseason game against the Houston Texans this Friday.

Gone so far are QB Luis Perez, TE Jamal Pettigrew, OT Adrian Ealy, DB Caesar Dancy-Williams, and K/P Cameron Dicker. Who is next?

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Heading into the second week of the preseason, we have now been given a real taste of which players are competing to fill in the back end of the roster. McVay has already begun to reference individuals who have a “real chance” at making the roster. Even the distribution of playing time of players tells a little of the direction McVay and Les Snead are headed with their roster construction.

“But I’ll tell you this. I remember early on in the offseason program, there are certain young guys that have that right look in their eye where you can see they are mature beyond their years.” – Sean McVay following Lance McCutcheon’s performance vs. Chargers on August 13th

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As the roster size slowly trims down, the competition for a spot on the 53-man roster grows more imminent. It is the “August Madness” of the NFL preseason. Each week, I will update the “Last Four In, First Four Out” and we’ll find out how much these bubble players change based on games and reports over the next two weeks.

Last Four In: Lance McCutcheon, WR

Lance McCutcheon had a coming out party in his first preseason action, hauling in 5 receptions, 87 yards, 2 TDs, and a two-point conversion. With injuries at the wide receiver position, McCutcheon can solidify a roster spot with continued quality play and doing some dirty work on special teams.

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