I'm not understanding what the Rams front office is doing with free agency thus far. The only move we have made as far as bringing someone is A.J. Feely who is destined to be Kyle Boller's replacement as the number two quarterback. I am puzzled by what we have done with the free agents on our roster. For a team that has won only three games in the last two years there are a LOT of holes on team that need to be addressed. But some of the players who are being released or nearly released are players who are in my opinion doing a fairly good job of filling some of those holes.
Osh Atogwe has been tendered at the right of first refusal level which means any team can make him an offer and if we don't match it, we lose him with no draft pick compensation. Our secondary is not the best in the league but Togs is main attraction back there. Hopefully someone will offer him something we can afford to keep him on board.
Then I am hearing that the Rams have told Richie Incognito that they are interested in resigning him. WHAT?!! Cogs and his penchant for killing drives with his ill timed penalties kept us from winning a game or two (or more). I was glad when they cut him and I don't want him back!
Daniel Fells (TE) and Gary Gibson (DT) were two of the pleasant surprises on the roster for last year and I thought that they had secured a spot on the team for the upcoming year with their play. Gibson got hurt but I had him penciled in as the starting defensive tackle next to Clifton Ryan next year if we don't draft Suh or McCoy. Fells has been playing some good ball at the tight end position since the end of the 2008 season. I'm sure you all remember the touchdown he scored with the fake field goal against the Lions (which happened to be our only win). I figured if we could draft someone like Dennis Pitta in the fifth round and with Derek Fine on board that we would have a very good set of tight ends.
Mark Setterstrom has always been a good offensive line player for us no matter what position we put him at. The fact that he is able to play multiple positions is what gives him so much value. He did have a problem staying healthy I will admit, but when healthy he was an important cog on the team.
Right now going into the draft there are a few holes to fill but by losing these players there are even more holes to fill. With the Rams seemingly putting their wallet away during this free agency period, we have even more work to do. GOTTA GO TO WORK!