The looming roster cutdown dates have sent teams to the NFL trading post.
After the Arizona Cardinals shipped sixth-round choice Jorrick Calvin to Philadelphia for a rookie fullback, the St. Louis Rams made a similar move. They sent rookie fifth-round choice Hall Davis to the Washington Redskins for a conditional draft choice. The Redskins sent sixth-round rookie tight end Dennis Morris to the Rams, also for a conditional pick.
In both cases, teams parted with players they deemed unlikely to earn roster spots. They addressed depth issues along the way -- not necessarily for the regular season, but at least for the final exhibition games. Morris is listed as a tight end, but he's 6-foot-2 and 265 pounds, making him a candidate to get work at fullback. The Rams might want to protect starting fullback Mike Karney as they approach the regular season; if they can find a versatile backup for him, all the better.