Only 17 Rams, Seahawks remain from 2009

Those following along here know the St. Louis Rams and Seattle Seahawks have turned over their rosters in dramatic fashion over the past couple seasons.

The chart provides context.

The column with the "now" heading shows how many players each team is carrying on its active roster and injured reserve.

The "2010" column shows how many of those 227 players listed in the first column finished the 2010 season on the active list or IR.

The "2009" column shows how many of the 227 remain from the end of that season.

The Rams retain rights to eight of the players finishing the 2009 season on their active or IR lists. That is a league low. Seattle has the second-fewest with nine.

The eight Rams remaining from the end of the 2009 season: Steven Jackson, Danny Amendola, Brandon Gibson, Darell Scott, Chris Long, James Laurinaitis, Craig Dahl and Bradley Fletcher.

The nine remaining Seahawks: Cameron Morrah (IR), Ben Obomanu, Max Unger, Roy Lewis (IR), Brandon Mebane, Red Bryant, Leroy Hill, Marcus Trufant and Jon Ryan.

Congratulations, guys. You've made it ... for now.