Paris Ford was part of the roster cuts made on Monday by the Los Angeles Rams.
The former Pitt defensive back was fighting an uphill battle to make the Rams roster after not getting selected in April NFL Draft and joining them as a non-drafted free agent.
Ford did not record a tackle in the Rams first two exhibition games so this move does not come as any surprise. Ford will have to wait and see whether he is able to stay with the Rams organization as a member of their practice squad.
The talented safety made headlines back in November when he decided to opt out of the Pitt football season after seven games to concentrate exclusively on preparing for NFL Draft. At the time of that decision, Ford was leading Pitt in both tackles (45) and interceptions (3). He led the Panthers in both those statistics during the 2019 season as well (97 tackles and 3 interceptions).
Two other members of Pitt’s 2020 secondary are working to make the roster of their respective team as safety Damar Hamlin is with the Buffalo Bills and cornerback Jason Pinnock with the NY Jets.