The St. Louis Rams hold the No. 1 priority for waiver claims and they'll probably put that status to work following the mandatory reduction to 53 players Saturday.
With that in mind, let's take a position-by-position look at the Rams' roster heading into their second season under coach Steve Spagnuolo (current roster counts listed in parentheses):
Average number kept since 2003: 2.9
Keepers: Sam Bradford, A.J. Feeley
Looking safe: Keith Null
On the bubble: Thaddeus Lewis
Comment: Lewis has played well enough to intrigue the Rams, but probably not well enough for another team to claim him off waivers. That makes Lewis a natural choice for the practice squad.
Running backs (5)
Average number kept since 2003: 5.3
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