RB - LAR
Week 17 Outlook
The Los Angeles Rams signed running back Raymond Calais off Tampa Bay's practice squad on Sunday, according to a report from NFL insider Tom Pelissero.
It's pretty rare for a player to be added to a team's practice squad and then sign with another team on the same day, but the Rams obviously saw some potential in Calais. It's likely that another move the Rams were planning to make didn't work out, and Calais was Plan B. Either way, he is now on their active roster instead of Tampa Bay's practice squad, though he still has minimal fantasy value.
RB Raymond Calais was waived by the Buccaneers.
The Buccaneers added veteran running backs LeSean McCoy and Leonard Fournette during training camp. Calais' chance of making the roster were pretty slim. The former 7th-round choice will try to latch onto another team.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have selected running back Raymond Calais with the No. 245 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
The Buccaneers take another running back with their last pick of the 2020 NFL Draft as they select Louisiana RB Raymond Calais. Calais has great straight-line speed and is a burner who clocked a 4.42 40 at the combine, however, he’s somewhat limited as a pass-catcher. He’ll look to compete for snaps as the third or fourth RB behind Ronald Jones II, Ke’Shawn Vaughn, and Dare Ogunbowale.
Raymond Calais (5'8/188) runs a 4.42 40-yard dash at the 2020 NFL Combine.
Raymond Calais is a name to watch at the back end of the NFL Draft. At his size, he'll never be a true workhorse back, but his top-end speed can be useful as a 3rd down back or gadget player. He's unlikely to make an impact for fantasy football unless he falls into the perfect situation.