Rams release rookie Bud Sasser due to heart condition

The St. Louis Rams released rookie wide receiver Bud Sasser due to a heart condition, cutting him with a non-football illness designation. Sasser has a genetic condition that causes thickening of the heart muscle and could affect blood flow. The sixth-round draft pick gets to keep his signing bonus, $113,737, of his four-year, $2.39 million contract.
"We did some extensive studies after the draft — very extensive, as you can imagine — and it was determined and concluded by numerous physicians that he had a pre-existing condition that we don’t feel will allow him to play," Rams coach Jeff Fisher said.
Sasser, a former Missouri standout, caught 77 passes for 1,003 yards and 12 touchdowns last season.
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun
Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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