Ed "Pi Double I" Henderson
The Los Angeles Rams promote rookie undrafted free-agent safety Jake Gervase their 53-man active roster. The former University of Iowa Hawkeye will make his NFL debut against the Atlanta Falcons tomorrow at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
The Rams placed starting safety Johnson Johnson III on the IR on Wednesday, the defense and special teams needed depth after a wholesale of trades, further IR designations, and injuries.
Gervase a freshman walk-on at Iowa, he earned himself a scholarship and a starting position on the Hawkeyes defense. His senior year, he led the Hawkeye defense with 89 tackles (49 solo tackles), and also led the team with seven pass breakups. He finished his Hawkeye career playing in a total of 44 games recording 153 tackles (85 solo tackles), four tackles for loss, 20 pass deflections, seven interceptions, and a forced fumble.
Gervase went undrafted from the 2019 NFL Draft, and the Rams signed him to their practice squad. When allowed the opportunity to play during the pre-season, Gervase was all over the field. In four games played, Gervase recorded ten total tackles (eight solos), a fumble recovery, two pass breakups, and one interception.