Rams do right by FB Mike Karney
The St. Louis Rams didn’t waste any time making a decision with veteran fullback Mike Karney and by acting now they’re helping him find a new job.
The Rams informed Karney he has been released on Monday, the first day teams are permitted to begin making roster moves. It was a classy move allowing him to begin the job search immediately. The decision was made because he doesn’t figure to fit into what new offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels wants to do.
“It's kind of been in the works for some time now," Karney told Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "Throughout the process of me being inactive for four weeks my agent had been calling and talking to Kevin Demoff just about what was going on.
"I know what offenses (McDaniels) has run. I know Josh is not known to use a fullback."
Fullbacks are sort of a dying breed and less teams are finding a use for them these days. Karney had one year remaining on a $3.5 million, three-year contract. He’s a proven veteran who did some good work blocking for Steven Jackson. He should be able to find work.
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