Rams release rookie Sasser due to pre-existing condition

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Rams have released rookie wide receiver Bud Sasser because of a pre-existing medical condition.

Coach Jeff Fisher declined to reveal the nature of the problem Thursday, but said the former Missouri star, a sixth-round pick, had failed his physical.

The team and Sasser agreed to terms on a contract on Wednesday and he’ll be paid his signing bonus.

Fisher said team medical staff as well as outside physicians recommended Sasser not play.

Fisher said the Rams contacted Missouri and concluded that the problem just “slipped through the cracks.”

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