Ever since Quintin Mikell was cut by the Rams on Sunday, I have had the suspicion that the Rams have tentatively made a deal with a prominent free agent safety. A deal that they will announce within the next 48 hours.
Reasons for my prediction
1/ The timing of Mikell's release just so happened to coincide with the three day negotiating window before free agency begins (although teams could not talk directly to a player).
2/ I find it hard to believe that the Rams would risk having only Matt Daniels and Rodney McLeod on the depth chart without having someone ready to join that unit. The risk would be too high otherwise.
3/ The safety position would have been a priority for the Rams in free agency BEFORE the cutting of Mikell.
4/ The available cap space is easily there to pay for such a signing.
5/ I believe the Rams will select a safety in the upcoming draft. It would be very risky to assume that the Rams could select TWO quality safeties in the same draft.
Those are the five reasons I believe the Rams will announce the signing of a prominent safety within the next 48 hours. Who will that safety be?? I believe it will be one of the following four players: LaRon Landry, Kenny Phillips, Glover Quin or Louis Delmas. Depending on which one it is, I believe that the contract will be for 4 years and between 18-23 million dollars.
In the event that one of these players is signed, I wanted to be able to say "you heard it here first"!!
And if I had to put a wager on it........the choice would be Louis Delmas.....why Delmas??.....a gut feeling about the Tim Walton connection.....the same reason Kenny Phillips would be my second betting choice......
Please vote in the poll and feel free to share your thoughts!
Who will the Rams sign at the safety position??
Louis Delmas (99 votes)
Glover Quin (17 votes)
LaRon Landry (9 votes)
Kenny Phillips (32 votes)
A different safety (6 votes)
The Rams won't sign any in free agency and will rely solely on the draft (10 votes)
The Rams will re-sign Craig Dahl or Quintin Mikell (at a reduced salary) (12 votes)
185 total votes