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St. Louis Rams: Lowest Free Agent Signings In The NFL

"Snead! Don't even think about snagging my wallet! I have a stadium to build!"
"Snead! Don't even think about snagging my wallet! I have a stadium to build!"
Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

Money is everything in NFL free agency... EVERYTHING! It's kind of an oxymoron too, when you think about it? Let's face it: There's nothing "Free" about signing players to an NFL roster...

NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal has the number of signings by each NFL team to date for 2015, and the Rams lead the way with the fewest trips to "PlayerMart". St. Louis has signed only SIX players this off season:

Fewest players signed
Team
No. of players
6
7
8
8
9
9
10
11
11
11
11
11
11

Some teams have gone on a wild shop-til'-you-drop spree. The Indianapolis Colts are in a buyer's market, with 18 players signed, while the New England Patriots have quietly inked the same number without much fanfare...

Most players signed
Team
No. of players
18
18
17
16
16
15
14
14
14
14

The Sam Bradford trade loosened up some needed cash for Rams GM Les Snead. Adding offensive linemen hasn't garnered much of the free agent budget so far? The signing of DT Nick Fairley and OLB Akeem Ayers bolsters an already stacked defense. So I guess the portent of the coming NFL Draft at the end of this month has been dialed up just a bit?