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Rams Cut Defensive Lineman Vernon Gholston

The St. Louis Rams have cut defensive lineman Vernon Gholston, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The former sixth-overall pick in the 2008 draft signed with the Rams on Aug. 22 as a free agent and had one tackle in Thursday's preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens.

Gholston was drafted by the New York Jets in 2008 and was expected to be their star outside linebacker in the 3-4 defense, yet struggled to get on the field in meaningful situations his rookie season. Gholston converted to defensive end under coach Rex Ryan yet never came close to living up to lofty expectations.

In three years with the Jets, Gholston recorded no sacks and was out of football in 2011 after failing to make the Chicago Bears roster in training camp.

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