|Team:||Los Angeles Rams|
|Ht / Wt:||6'6" / 262 lb.|
|Drafted:||2019 / UDFA|
Blanton signed a reserve/future contract with the Rams on Monday, Stu Jackson of the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Blanton spent the 2020 season on the Rams' practice squad. The 25-year-old tight end will vie for a depth role next season.
The Rams activated Blanton from the practice squad COVID-19 list Wednesday, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Blanton was placed on the list Monday, as it appears he turned in two negative tests 24 hours apart to gain clearance. Blanton will look to build on one appearance for the Rams this season back on the practice squad, as he logged just four special-team snaps in the game.
The Rams placed Blanton on the practice squad COVID-19 list Monday.
Analysis: This is Blanton's second placement on the list. Last time, he was a close contact to an infected person. It's unclear if he tested positive for the virus or came into close contact with an infected person this time.
Blanton was restored back to the Rams' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.
Analysis: Blanton was previously moved to the COVID-19 list Wednesday, but he's since been cleared to return to the practice squad. He's appeared in one game this season for Los Angeles, logging four special teams snaps.
The Rams placed Blanton on the practice squad COVID-19 list Wednesday.
Analysis: Blanton will be required to clear the league's COVID-19 protocols before returning to team activities. He's been on the Rams' practice squad since being cut by the team before Week 1.
The Rams waived Blanton on Friday, Stu Jackson of the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Blanton played in one game for the Rams in 2019, logging four special-teams snaps. If the team indeed uses more two tight-end sets, Blanton could be a valuable practice-squad member.
The Rams promoted Blanton from the practice squad to the active roster Tuesday, Cameron DaSilva of USA Today reports.
Analysis: Blanton spent the offseason in Los Angeles, and he'll now get a chance on the 53-man roster following the placement of JoJo Natson (hamstring) on injured reserve. The undrafted rookie out of Missouri joins a tight end corps consisting of Tyler Higbee, Gerald Everett (knee) and Johnny Mundt.
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