Rams Cut RB Daryl Richardson

ST. LOUIS (AP) – The Rams cleared roster space on Friday to make room for some of their high draft picks, releasing running back Daryl Richardson and defensive tackle Jermelle Cudjo.

St. Louis took Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald in the first round and running back Tre Mason in the third round. Donald and offensive lineman Greg Robinson, the second overall pick and likely to start the season at guard, worked out together before the draft. Donald was the 13th pick.

Richardson was a seventh-round pick in 2013 and rushed for 475 yards with a 4.8-yard average as the change-of-pace backup behind Steven Jackson as a rookie. He entered training camp as the starter last season but was hampered by foot injuries while rookie Zac Stacy emerged, falling just shy of 1,000 yards.

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