St. Louis Rams Preseason Week 3: 5 Players On The Roster Bubble

By Timothy Downs

5 Rams On The Roster Bubble In Preseason Week 3

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The St. Louis Rams head into their Week 3 dress rehearsal with most of their team already decided, but there are still a few jobs up for grabs to fill out the 53-man roster. The final cuts will be made in one week, making performances in their matchup against the Cleveland Browns paramount for those fighting for a job.

Here's a look at five players on the roster bubble for the Rams heading into the game.

5. Garrett Gilbert, QB

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5. Garrett Gilbert, QB

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The Rams' top two QBs are already set in stone as they will head into the 2014 campaign with Sam Bradford and Shaun Hill. It's yet to be determined if St. Louis will carry a third on their roster into the regular season, leaving Gilbert currently on the bubble. If he gets any time against Cleveland in Week 3, he will have to separate himself from Austin Davis with a strong performance.

4. T.J. Moe, WR

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4. T.J. Moe, WR

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St. Louis' receiving corps is pretty much established at this point, with really only one spot left up for debate. Moe has turned some heads this preseason, but Austin Pettis has far more clout with the Rams, and one has to assume that would give him the upper hand.

3. Austin Davis, QB

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3. Austin Davis, QB

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Davis is in the same position as the aforementioned Gilbert. His only chance to make the team is if the Rams are to carry a third QB into the regular season, which could happen considering Bradford's injury history, but is unlikely. Even if they were to, though, Davis needs another strong showing to prove he deserves the job.

2. Justice Cunningham, TE

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2. Justice Cunningham, TE

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Cunningham has made a lackluster impression after coming over to the Rams from the Indianapolis Colts. The tight end picture on the Rams' depth chart seems fairly clear, and even if it wasn't, Alex Bayer would likely have a leg up for any spot that opens. Cunningham will have to do something special against the Browns to change his fortune if he makes it on the field at all.

1. Michael Sam, DE

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1. Michael Sam, DE

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All eyes have been on Sam this preseason, and he's performed better than most people expected, but he still has no clear vision of what 2014 has in store. Had Ethan Westbrooks not made such an undeniable impression over the first two games, Sam would probably have already cemented his place on the 53-man roster, but currently the rookie is on the bubble looking in until further notice.

Timothy Downs is a St. Louis Rams/NFL writer for RantSports.com. You can add him on Google or follow on Twitter @Tidow1212.

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