Barely a month into his first Rams season, Coty Sensabaugh will head back to unaffiliated status within the NFL. The Rams cut the recently signed cornerback to make room for the signing of defensive lineman Morgan Fox off their practice squad, Alden Gonzalez of ESPN.com tweets.
Sensabaugh started in two games for Los Angeles this season and played in three, doing so after signing a three-year deal to come over from Tennessee in the offseason.
Signed for $14.5MM across that span, Sensabaugh will earn $4.5MM for his time with the Rams this season, $1MM via fully guaranteed base salary and $3.5MM via roster bonus, Adam Caplan of ESPN.com notes (on Twitter). He will also collected a $1MM roster bonus next March, per Caplan (on Twitter). The 27-year-old corner was playing on a $4.85MM cap number this season for the Rams.
A fourth-round Titans pick in 2012, Sensabaugh worked his way into Tennessee’s starting lineup in 2015. He started 15 games last season to command the middling sum in free agency. He made 58 tackles, two interceptions and returned one for a touchdown last season. This year with the Rams, he became a healthy scratch by Week 4, playing behind E.J. Gaines and Lamarcus Joyner.
Jeff Fisher attributed Sensabaugh’s healthy-scratch designation to the team needing more linemen available, and Fox will further that notion. Robert Quinn, William Hayes and Michael Brockers sat out practice Friday and are questionable for Week 5.
Fox joined the Rams as a UDFA out of Division II Colorado State-Pueblo this offseason.
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