Rams add WR Brandon Powell and RB Mekhi Sargent to practice squad

The Los Angeles Rams have made some roster moves recently, including the release of DeSean Jackson and the placing of Tutu Atwell on season-ending injured reserve. To give them more depth at wide receiver — and someone that can play special teams — the Rams already signed J.J. Koski from their practice squad to their active roster.

On top of that, the Rams also activated Buddy Howell from their practice squad with all of the injuries they’ve endured at the running back position. Los Angeles has made some corresponding moves due to Koski and Howell getting promoted, signing Brandon Powell and Mekhi Sargent to their practice squad.

Powell previously spent time with the Detroit Lions and the Atlanta Falcons, totaling 23 receptions, 198 yards, and two touchdowns as a wide receiver. He also had a short stint with the Buffalo Bills in the offseason before being released in training camp.

Besides his receiving numbers, Powell served as a punt/kick returner for the Falcons in 2020, accumulating 152 yards on 17 punt returns and 343 yards on 17 kick returns. Given his ability to return kicks, Powell might be a backup plan for the Rams if Koski doesn’t pan out on special teams moving forward.

Sargent is an undrafted running back out of Iowa that has spent most of this season on the practice squad of the Tennessee Titans. He’s carried the ball twice for a mere four yards in his extremely limited action with the Titans this season.

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