FanPost

Free Agents: Who And How Much?


With The NFL officially opening for business today; I decided to look back at a few FA's and the amount they were paid last year. I definately would not stop looking to add additional FA's; I wanted to identify three likely candidates as a barometer for what The Rams may be able to afford in free agency. With the release of several players; The Rams have added more cap space . Appx 16-20 mil.

One option is to sgn a veteran OG like Carl Nicks, who's signing may leave little if any room for additional players. My choice would be to sign multiple players that can step in as starters. After the jump I will list the players and there 2011 salaries.

2011 Salary On Each

Manny Lawson: $3,000,000

Robert Meachem: $ 2,260,000

Mike Tolbert: $1,835,000

Total: $7,095,000

I have no idea what their asking price for 2012 will be. What I do think; is that The Rams can get all three for a reasonable price. I also think that The Rams should consider DT Amobi Okoy'e from Chicago. He iis 25 years old and is a talented player. He recorded four sacks last year for Chicago. Houston drafted him at age 19. The Texans placed him at NT in the 4-3; his natural position is the 3 -Tech. He only signed a one year deal with Chicago who may need all their cap space to attempt to sign Mario Wiliams. CB Tracy Porter from New Orleans had a down 2011, but he is still a very good CB who will come at a reasonable cost.

With a projected salary cap of 20 mil; the following players should be considered and signed; IMO:

1. Robert Meachem

2. Manny Lawson

3. Mike Tolbert

4. Amobi Okoy'e

5. Tracy Porter

6. Braylon Edwards ( If Healthy ) A Wildcard who could pay dividends for the league veteran minimum salary.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Turf Show Times

You must be a member of Turf Show Times to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Turf Show Times. You should read them.

Join Turf Show Times

You must be a member of Turf Show Times to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Turf Show Times. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker