2013 NFL free agents: Predicting who the Rams will sign

Jim Rogash

Wes Welker to the Bears? Evan Silva weighs in on where he thinks the top 50 free agents will end up.

Evan Silva of Rotoworld.Com compiled a list of the top 50 free agents and forecasted where they will end up.

18. Running back Steven Jackson -- Jackson will void his $7 million player option for 2013, but the Rams still view him as a key component in their offense. The expectation here is that S-Jax signs a deal to finish his career in St. Louis. If he doesn't, the Falcons, Packers, Steelers, and Broncos would be sensible suitors. Jackson would surely look at playoff-contending teams first.

Free Agent Forecast: Rams on a three-year, $17.5 million contract.

Steven Jackson returning to the Rams seems likely and the list of potential suiters seems about right.

30. Wide receiver Danny Amendola -- If Amendola hits the market, expect the Broncos and Patriots to show interest. More likely, the Rams will identify him as a core offensive player and make a competitive offer closer to the eve of free agency. Amendola is St. Louis' only reliable on-field receiver, and his 20 missed games over the past two seasons should bring down his price.

Free Agent Forecast: Rams on a three-year, $18.5 million contract.

The Amendola situation is a stressful one. I see some people saying "let him walk", but he's the Rams only proven wideout. I hope Silva is right and Danny returns to St. Louis.

37. Tight end Dustin Keller -- The Jets can't afford to retain Keller, and he's destined for the open market. Last year's injuries may depress Keller's value some, even if he'll be the premier seam-stretching tight end available with Jared Cook returning to Nashville on the franchise tag. Reunited with Brian Schottenheimer, the Rams could pair Keller with Lance Kendricks in two-tight end sets.

Free Agent Forecast: Rams on a four-year, $22 million contract.

Dustin Keller has ties to Brian Schottenheimer and would fill a need. I know many are clamoring for Notre Dame TE, Tyler Eifert, but signing Keller would fill a need and allow the Rams to address other areas of concern during the draft.

So what say you Rams fans? Do you like this FA scenario or prefer another?

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