The Rams announced Thursday they have waived OLB Jachai Polite.
#LARams transaction: we’ve waived LB Jachai Polite
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) December 3, 2020
Polite, 22, was selected in the third round out of Florida by the Jets in 2019. Polite struggled during the pre-draft process, which led to him falling to the third round, even though he was considered to be one of the top edge rusher prospects.
He signed a four-year, $4,218,191 contract that includes a $1,118,194 signing bonus with the Jets. However, New York waived Polite coming out of the preseason and he later signed on to the Seahawks’ practice squad. Seattle released him after a few weeks and he caught on with the Rams.
In 2020, Polite has appeared in 11 games for the Rams and recorded three total tackles and one sack.
During his three-year college career at Florida, Polite recorded 78 tackles, 15 sacks, eight forced fumbles, and four pass defenses.