THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — The Los Angeles Rams cut cornerback Coty Sensabaugh on Saturday, just four games into his three-year contract.
The Rams (3-1) also promoted defensive lineman Morgan Fox from the practice squad.
Sensabaugh joined the Rams in March with a free-agent deal potentially worth nearly $15 million, rising to $19 million if he met incentives. He is making $4.5 million in guarantees this season.
Sensabaugh started the Rams’ first two games, but he lost playing time to Troy Hill, who started the last two. E.J. Gaines, a 2014 starting cornerback for the Rams, also returned from injury last week.
The Rams used Lamarcus Joyner in the nickel defensive back role often filled by Sensabaugh with the Tennessee Titans, where he spent his first four NFL seasons.
Los Angeles signed Sensabaugh after losing Janoris Jenkins to a lucrative free-agent deal with the New York Giants. Gaines missed all of last season with a foot injury, but he appears to be slipping back into a major role opposite fellow starting cornerback Trumaine Johnson.
Los Angeles hosts the Buffalo Bills (2-2) on Sunday.
The Rams could need Fox, an undrafted free agent from Colorado State-Pueblo who impressed the team in the preseason. Defensive linemen Robert Quinn, William Hayes and Michael Brockers all missed practices this week with injuries, leaving them questionable for Sunday.