Field Yates of ESPN reports that the St. Louis Rams gave practice squad OT Isaiah Battle a $25,588 per week raise, which leaves him as the highest paid practice squad player in the NFL.
The Rams used a fifth-round supplement pick on Battle during the summer. However, he was surprisingly among their final roster cuts just a few months later.
St. Louis was able to get him on their practice squad after he cleared waivers, but the fact that he’s the highest paid practice squad player explains how they were able to accomplish this without him signing elsewhere.
Battle became the first player taken in a Supplemental Draft since the Browns used a second-round pick on Josh Gordon back in 2012.
Battle played in 27 career games and started 11 contests last season while playing more snaps than any other Clemson player (824).
During time at Clemson, Battle served a suspension in 2013 for punching a player, and another last season for disciplinary reasons. Battle was also pulled over for speeding in early June and caught with marijuana. He received citations for both incidents, but wasn’t not charged or arrested in either case.