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Assuming this Group really makes it to Free Agency?

February 17, 2017 10:50AM
The annual Free Agent Lists and Rankings are always up for debate depending on the players age, durability history, projected cost/market value and how well they fit within the scheme of the teams interested in their services etc...

Another annual question is how many of the Unrestricted Free Agents will actually make it to the open market bidding war? We all know every year a handful of the listed UFA's could likely end up resigning with their current teams.

March 7: Teams can begin negotiating with "impending" unrestricted free agents, though contracts cannot be completed until March 9

March 9: The league year and free agency begin at 4 p.m. ET. Also, all teams must decide whether to exercise 2017 contact options for all players who have them and must be under the 2017 salary cap. Teams also must submit qualifying offers to their respective restricted free agents should they want to retain right of first refusal/compensation.

Put me in the group that prefers the Rams get aggressive with O-LINE and WR/TE UFA's before any other position group.

(I won't pretend to know exactly how strong each player best fits McVay's offensive scheme but I sure hope the Rams are way more aggressive this year than recent ones.

I'm also in the group that wouldn't mind if McVay and his staff agree to cut bait with these players to free up room to get available UFA's

OL Rodger Saffold $6,190,983 2017 cap hit
TE Lance Kendricks $4,250,000 2017 cap hit

CB Trumaine Johnson $7 to 14 million 2017 cap hit? (depending on him signing a multi-year contract or 1 year franchise tag) Is Tru worth letting walk if it means the Rams could sign an extra UFA on offense and settle for a lesser talented replacement like a 47. Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Cincinnati Bengals or 49. Captain Munnerlyn, CB, Minnesota Vikings? Just thinking out loud and pondering the compensation risk-reward scenarios....

Going off of PFF's Top 50 rankings... and assuming none on this list are resigned by their current teams, I would be very disheartened if the Rams can't find a way to get 1 or 2 of them if they were willing to play for Los Angeles for a respectable offer.

9. Kevin Zeitler, G, Cincinnati Bengals (Turns 28 on 03/07/2017)

10. T.J. Lang, G, Green Bay Packers (Turns 30 on 09/20/2017)

13. Alshon Jeffery, WR, Chicago Bears (Turns 28 on 02/14/2018)

16. Andrew Whitworth, T, Cincinnati Bengals(Turns 36 on 12/12/2018)

20. Terrelle Pryor, WR, Cleveland Browns (Turns 28 on 06/20/2017)

21. Larry Warford, G, Detroit Lions (Turns 26 on 06/18/2017)

23. Ronald Leary, G, Dallas Cowboys (Turns 28 on 04/29/2017)

28. Martellus Bennett, TE, New England Patriots (Turns 30 on 03/10/2017)

29. DeSean Jackson, WR, Washington Redskins (Turns 31 on 12/01/2017)

32. Pierre Garçon, WR, Washington Redskins (Turns 31 on 08/08/2017)

35. J.C. Tretter, C, Green Bay Packers (Turns 27 on 02/12/2018)

36. Ricky Wagner, T, Baltimore Ravens (Turns 28 on 10/21/2017)

48. Stefan Wisniewski, C/G, Philadelphia Eagles (Turns 28 on 03/22/2017)


  PFF: Top 50 free agents of 2017

LMU931180February 17, 2017 05:37AM

  Re: Flawed logic....

laram537February 17, 2017 06:09AM

  Great post

no name378February 17, 2017 06:45AM

  Totally agree it's senseless

LesBaker324February 17, 2017 08:30AM

  Re: Flawed logic....

bigjimram21259February 17, 2017 11:06AM


9er8er218February 17, 2017 04:35PM

  Give me your list of true #1's

RFIP250February 17, 2017 04:47PM

  It's not a short list

9er8er213February 17, 2017 04:55PM

  Assuming this Group really makes it to Free Agency?

Florida_Ram419February 17, 2017 10:50AM

  Re: Assuming this Group really makes it to Free Agency?

bigjimram21261February 17, 2017 11:15AM

  Re: Cincy rung Whitworth out like a dish rag, pass...NM

laram240February 17, 2017 11:26AM

  Re: Cincy rung Whitworth out like a dish rag, pass...NM

bigjimram21252February 18, 2017 03:37PM

  He is old but the team needs success to get more success

Rams_81208February 19, 2017 04:15AM

  Re: He is old but the team needs success to get more success

bigjimram21179February 19, 2017 02:14PM

  Fantastic Point

Rams_81179February 20, 2017 03:28AM

  Re: Assuming this Group really makes it to Free Agency?

LMU93193February 18, 2017 05:09AM

  Andrew Whitworth

Rams_81348February 18, 2017 04:55AM

  Thank you Rams for getting Whitworth

Rams_81145October 08, 2017 06:53AM

  Re: Thank you Rams for getting Whitworth

Coy Bacon109October 08, 2017 10:51AM

  The Rams still have yet to give me a big check

Rams_8196October 23, 2017 06:47PM