The NFL required all 32 teams to have their rosters cut down to 53 players by September 4th.
The good new is that the players who were cut get to head to the lake for Labor Day, but the downside is that they now have to go job hunting—and apparently the economy is iffy at the moment.
However, getting cut does not necessarily mean it's the end of the line. Players who qualify can be retained as members of the practice squad, while others may be called back in if there's an injury.
But until further notice, many of the cut players have to assume that they will not be playing football in 2011.
While the good majority of cuts are undrafted rookies who were never going to make the team to begin with, almost every team has a handful of questionable releases, and the St. Louis Rams are no exception.
Some of these decisions may have been clear as day to coach Steve Spagnuolo and General Manager Billy Devaney, but they are certainly making the fans scratch their heads.
Here are five cuts that are making Rams fans lose sleep...