It's officially Christmas Eve, for NFL fans that is, with the start of free agency and the trading period beginning tonight at Midnight. As for whether or not the St. Louis Rams will be players in the market remains to be seen, but there's an early sign that they might indeed be willing take a run at some big time players who fit their needs, Chargers RB Darren Sproles for instance.
Last week word came that the Chargers would not make a RFA offer to RB Darren Sproles. They reversed course on that today, extending the highest tender possible to the running back. Sproles, who would have likely commanded big money on the free agent market, was scheduled to visit the Rams...and several other teams.
Obviously, the idea would have been to use Sproles as sort of a 1a to Steven Jackson. Anyway, if you're looking for signs that Rams GM Billy Devaney is prepared to explore the free agent market, this is a good sign.