Rams Re-Sign RFA S Blake Countess, Five ERFAs

     

According to ESPN’s Lindsey Thiry, the Rams have re-signed restricted free agent S Blake Countess

The Rams have also re-signed exclusive rights free agents DE Morgan Fox, DB Dominique Hatfield, WR KhaDarel Rodger, returner JoJo Natson and DB Kevin Peterson.

Countess, 23, was taken in the sixth round of this year’s NFL draft by the Eagles. He was, unfortunately, cut loose coming out of the preseason and later signed on to the Rams practice squad.

In 2018, Countess appeared in all 16 games for the Rams, recording nine total tackles, one interception and two pass defenses. 

Fox, 24, wound up signing a three-year, $1.62 million contract with the Rams as an undrafted free agent out of Colorado State-Pueblo back in 2016. He was unfortunately among their roster cuts coming out of the preseason but was later signed to their practice squad and eventually promoted to their active roster.

Fox missed the 2018 season with a torn ACL suffered in OTAs.

In 2017, Fox appeared in all 16 games for the Rams and recorded 19 tackles, 2.5 sacks, a forced fumble, a recovery and a safety.

Natson, 25, originally signed on with the Colts as an undrafted free agent out of Akron back in May of 2017. Indianapolis, unfortunately, decided to waive him as they trimmed their roster down to the 53-man limit and he later signed on to the Jets’ practice squad.

The Rams signed him to a contract before training camp in 2018, but he was waived coming out of the preseason. The Rams brought him back in early September, though. 

In 2018, Natson appeared in 13 games for the Rams. He did not catch a pass, but he amassed 108 yards on kickoff returns and 280 yards on punt returns. 

Peterson, 25, wound up going undrafted out of Oklahoma State in May of 2017. He was waived coming out of the preseason and later signed to the Bears’ practice squad at the start of the 2016 season.

The Rams signed him to a future/reserve contract in 2017 and he’s been on and off of their active roster since. Peterson missed the 2018 season with a knee injury suffered in August. 

In 2017, Peterson appeared in six games for the Rams, recording 11 total tackles, two interceptions and six passes defensed. 

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