Report: Rams release OG Rok Watkins

Report: Rams release OG Rok Watkins

Report: Rams release OG Rok Watkins

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by FootballSTL staff

KMOV.com

Posted on July 24, 2013 at 1:33 PM

(FootballSTL) – The St. Louis Rams on Tuesday released second-year offensive guard Rokevious Watkings, according to ESPN NFL contributor Adam Caplan

The news was confirmed by St. Louis Post-Dispatch beat writer Jim Thomas, who tweeted the release came after Watkins showed up to training camp well over his target weight.

Watkins, the Rams’ 2012 fifth-round pick, was suspended by the NFL one game in May for breaking the NFL’s substance-abuse policy.

Rams coach Jeff Fisher at the time publicly disagreed with the decision, but it appears the weight issue was too much to overcome.

Watkins had been a candidate to start at left guard. Chris Williams and Shelly Smith now become the favorites for the job.

 

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