Happy Monday morning to you, Rams fans!
What's beginning to drag you down more - this gruesome, drawn out winter or life without football? Obviously, the correct answer is the latter, this cold isn't helping.
St. Louis isn't nearly finished adding to their roster from the free agent pool, but the upper echelon of available talent is nearly dried up.
Bear in mind, though, the team didn't sign linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar to the roster until the beginning of last April. Temporary stopgap starter Rocky McIntosh joined in June. There is plenty more time.
Until the Rams again make headlines 2013, have at some links to get you by...
Have Rams found Bradford's new go-to receiver? - It's unlikely that Rams' new hybrid tight end Jared Cook will have the same 10-target-per-game impact which Danny Amendola used to give Sam Bradford. With that said, he'll still get every opportunity to become Sam's next safety blanket. If the two can get on the same page quickly, they have the potential to build a deadly combination for opposing defenses.
Fisher, Snead give offense a makeover - Aside from the man behind center, the St. Louis Rams will take on a completely different look at every position on the offense in 2013. The additions of Cook and Jake Long - as well as the losses of Steven Jackson and Danny Amendola - will have the team tweaking the playbook. Both bring a new dimension which the team has lacked for years.
Rams may resign Mikell - Originally set to earn $6 million in 2013, safety Quintin Mikell had no chance of sticking on the Rams' roster. Still, he may not be finished wearing blue and gold quite yet. For the right price, the Rams would like to resign Mikell to a safety corp which is currently vastly deprived of veteran experience.
Asomugha still in play for 49ers - It was reported at this time last week that the New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers were in a competition for free agent corner back Nnamdi Asomugha's services. Today, there is no change on that front. What is the holdup?
Harbaugh worried about Kaepernick's arm - It is widely believed throughout the NFL that 49ers' quarterback Colin Kaepernick has they strongest arm in football, likely the strongest since Brett Favre. Naturally, such a distinction would make for some rather bulky biceps. Coach Jim Harbaugh is beginning to wonder if his QB's workout plan could be making him too big and eventually affect his throwing motion.
Michael Bennett has torn rotator cuff - Seattle Seahawks' latest prized addition, defensive end Michael Bennett, got some bad medical news this weekend. A torn rotator cuff will likely sideline him for much of the offseason, but surgery may not be required.
Jeff Fisher sits down with Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk to discuss the Rams' offseason plans and the team's direction in 2013.