September 1, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Auburn Tigers tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen (43) runs after a catch in the first half against the Clemson Tigers at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

St. Louis Rams make several cuts, including Philip Lutzenkirchen


The St. Louis Rams announced a host of cuts today in order to try and get to the 53-man roster limit, and they included offensive guard/center Brandon Washington, safet Rashard Hall, wide receiver Nicholas Johnson, cornerback Drew Thomas, defensive end R.J. Washington and offensive tackle D.J. Young.

The most notable player cut was former Auburn Tighers tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen. As a senior, Lutzenkirechen only played in six games, before he had to miss the rest of the season with hip surgery. In those games, he contributed 15 catches for 139 yards. He’s the Auburn record holder for career touchdown receptions by a tight end (with 14) in what amounted to just three seasons of work.

The Rams gave Lutzenkirchen a look as an undrafted free agent from Auburn, but he failed to stick out in camp. They already have versatile receiving option Lance Kendricks, who caught 42 passes for 519 yards and four touchdowns last year, and St. Louis also signed former Titans tight end Jared Cook in the offseason.



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