Rams Depth Chart 2012 - Cornerback Situation Slightly Clearer After Josh Gordy Trade

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 23: Dez Bryant #88 of the Dallas Cowboys catches a touchdown pass against Josh Gordy #38 of the St. Louis Rams at Cowboys Stadium on October 23, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/Getty Images)

The trade of CB Josh Gordy is the latest roster move made by the St. Louis Rams, clearing out some of their wide cornerback depth.

The biggest news for the Rams in the past few days in terms of player movement was the trade of CB Josh Gordy to the Indianapolis Colts for a draft selection. Gordy was considered to be one of the top players in the race to be the team's fourth CB going into the 2012 season.

Rams blog Turf Show Times said that the cornerback competition was plenty deep, so they could afford to lose Gordy with no problems, adding that they probably wouldn't have gotten a trade return had they simply cut Jerome Murphy:

Gordy played well last season after being picked up off of Green Bay's practice squad, and was competing to be the Rams 4th CB with Trumaine Johnson and Jerome Murphy. Trumaine, Bradley Fletcher, Cortland Finnegan and Janoris Jenkins are already guaranteed roster spots, leaving the last spot to either Gordy or Murphy.

NFL teams will make their first big round of cuts on Monday, knocking their teams down to 75 players from the current maximum number of 90.

For more news and analysis on the St. Louis Rams, head over to Turf Show Times. More on the NFL in general as the preseason continues to steam along can be found over at SB Nation's dedicated NFL hub.

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