March 26, 2023
Raheem Morris explains Rams' decision to waive Terrell Lewis

It has been a stunning yr for the Los Angeles Rams, limping to a 4-9 file in 13 video games. The crew itself has additionally made some stunning squad selections this difficult season. Earlier this yr, Terrell Burgess, Darrell Henderson Jr. and the Rams, who launched Justin Hollins, additionally launched Terrell Lewis.

They lower him on Thursday, permitting him to hit the waiver wire and be owned by one other crew. Lewis was a third-round choose in 2020 however has produced little since then, recording simply six sacks in virtually three full seasons.

Raheem Morris spoke to reporters on Friday and defined the choice, saying it is principally about gamers like Michael Hoecht, Keir Thomas and Daniel Hardy getting and making the most of extra alternatives.

“As you possibly can see, over the previous few weeks Mike Hoecht has gotten used to this place, we might see Keir Thomas change into energetic after which final week our younger squire recovered from harm and was capable of play for us. Most likely this week,[Lewis]was not going to be energetic and Sean actually did what he mentioned. He is human first, so with a view to give Terrell the perfect likelihood of getting again on the turf, we determined to half methods and let him transfer on and seize a possibility elsewhere the place it will most likely be extra productive for him. They have been enjoying very well over the previous few weeks, and in order to not have a disgruntled employee, it doesn’t matter what Sean actually says, and first individuals determined to stop, give him a possibility to play elsewhere and transfer on.”

Lewis has already handled accidents all through his younger profession and this was a priority for him as he exited Alabama in 2020. This season, Lewis has performed 11 of the Rams’ 13 video games however solely landed one sack and three QB hits.

In his harm report, he was listed with a again drawback, the final harm the third-year runner suffered. As Morris mentioned, he most likely would not be energetic this week anyway, so the Rams are giving him an opportunity to contribute elsewhere.

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