According to ESPN’s Adam Caplan, the Los Angeles Rams have cut cornerback Coty Sensabaugh after being with the team for just seven months.
#Rams cut veteran CB Coty Sensabaugh. Earns $4.5m for his time with the team ($1m fully gtd base, $3.5m fully gtd roster bonus).— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) October 8, 2016
Sensabaugh signed a three-year, $15 million dollar contract in March of this year to help replace a departing Janoris Jenkins. Roughly a third of Sensabaugh’s contract was guaranteed.
After a rough preseason and a miserable start to the regular season, it became clear that the signing of Sensabaugh was a disaster. Sensabaugh lost his starting job to Troy Hill, who then lost his starting job to E.J. Gaines. Sensabaugh was not activated last week due to his poor performance.
Meanwhile, Sensabaugh had been deactivated last week, upon EJ Gaines' return and Troy Hill's emergence.— Joe Curley (@vcsjoecurley) October 8, 2016
The Rams spent nearly $5 million dollars on Sensabaugh, only to realize that they still do not have an answer at the cornerback spot opposite of Trumaine Johnson. How the Rams will address the weakness during this season and next off-season is a mystery, but the team needs to make smarter acquisitions than this.
In fairness, the Rams made the right move to move on from their mistake. They realized that Sensabaugh was not an asset and that keeping him did not do the team any good. It was best for them to part ways and look for a different solution at cornerback.