Rams Sign WR Nick Williams, Release K Cairo Santos


The Los Angeles Rams announced that they’ve signed WR Nick Williams to a contract on Tuesday and released K Cairo Santos.

The Rams also released DB Linden Stephens from their practice squad and added LB Travin Howard to the unit.

Here’s the Rams updated practice squad:

  1. TE Henry Krieger-Coble
  2. WR Steven Mitchell
  3. DB Steven Parker
  4. DB Ramon Richards
  5. OT Darrell Williams
  6. QB Brandon Allen
  7. DE Ja’Von Rolland-Jones
  8. C Aaron Neary
  9. OT Rick Leonard
  10. LB Travin Howard

This comes after the news that WR Cooper Kupp is expected to miss at least one game with an MCL sprain.

Williams, 27, originally signed on with the Redskins as an undrafted free agent out of Connecticut back in May 2013. After two years in Washington, Williams caught on with the Falcons as a free agent in 2015 and managed to make the 53-man roster last year.

Williams has been on and off of the Falcons’ practice squad. Unfortunately, the Falcons declined to tender him a restricted offer back in March, which allowed him to test the open market as an unrestricted free agent.

The Titans later signed Williams to a contract this past May only to cut him loose as they trimmed their roster down to 53 players. Williams returned to Tennessee last month, but was released soon after.

In 2018, Williams has appeared in two games for the Titans.

Santos, 26, wound up signing on with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent out of Tulane back in 2014. He returned to the Chiefs this past March on a one-year restricted deal worth $1.797 million.

Kansas City elected to place him on injured reserve with a groin strain at the start of the season and cut him loose with a settlement soon after. The Bears later signed him to a contract before placing him on injured reserve for the second time during the 2017 season.

The Jets signed Santos to a contract this past March but released him during the preseason. He signed on with the Rams a few weeks ago.

In 2018, Santos has appeared in two games for the Rams and converted 5 of 6 field goal attempts and 5 of 6 extra point tries.

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