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Rams CB Coty Sensabaugh left without a role

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- In mid-March, veteran cornerback Coty Sensabaugh signed a three-year deal with the Los Angeles Rams that was worth upward of $19 million.

By Week 4 of the regular season, he was inactive.

Sensabaugh was brought in to help shore up a secondary that had suffered the loss of primary cornerback Janoris Jenkins, but now he appears to be a man without a role. Trumaine Johnson has excelled as the Rams' top corner, E.J. Gaines is back -- and productive -- as the No. 2 guy on the other side of the field, and the Rams love Lamarcus Joyner as the inside corner on frequently used nickel packages, a role Sensabaugh played with the Tennessee Titans.

"I just continue to work on my game," Sensabaugh said when asked if he's worried about his role. "If my number is called, go out there and perform. If it doesn’t, just continue to do my job, whatever that is. Nah, I’m not worried at all."

Rams coach Jeff Fisher said Sensabaugh being inactive for the Week 4 game at University of Phoenix Stadium had more to do with carrying additional linemen to help on special teams and account for injuries. Sensabaugh doesn't have much experience on special teams, which played a part in him not dressing. But the fifth-year pro appears to be fifth on a cornerback depth chart that includes five players.

Sensabaugh started opposite Johnson in Week 1, but was benched in favor of Troy Hill early in Week 2. In Week 3, Sensabaugh got zero snaps on defense and four on special teams.

In Week 4, it was zero everywhere.

"Coty has a role," Fisher assured, "and Coty's done fine."