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Random Ramsdom 3/10: Recapping the Wins/Losses of the L.A. Rams In Day 1 of Free Agency

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Rams Lose Jenkins, McLeod.  Barron, Hayes Stay | L.A. Times

If the plan going into the start of free agency really was to re-sign the entire secondary, the Rams suffered two major losses Wednesday.

Rams Reach Deal With Barron, Hayes |  ESPN

The Los Angeles Rams lost two key pieces of their defense on Wednesday but were able to retain two as well.

Giants Land Jenkins for $62.5M....And Still Not Done |  NY Post

With so much attention directed at the sad state of their pass rush, the Giants always knew their situation at cornerback needed to be addressed. They did so, in a big way.

Eagles Sign McLeod |  CBS Philly

The Philadelphia Eagles have signed former St. Louis Rams safety Rodney McLeod to a five-year deal

Replacing McLeod Won’t Be That Easy |  ESPN

With safety Rodney McLeod on his way to Philadelphia, the Los Angeles Rams don't necessarily have an obvious replacement for him.

Rams Not Interested In RG3 |  AOL News

There are a handful of teams rumored to be interested in RGIII but the Los Angeles Rams are not among those teams.

RG3 Must Be In Consideration By Rams |  LA Sports Hub

With Robert Griffin III being on the free agency market now, the Los Angeles Rams must act fast and use his services for the 2016 season.

Best Moves From Day 1 of Free Agency |  NFL.com

Here are the five best NFL moves from the first day of the new league year.


Pete Prisco put yesterday's moves in one of four tiers: Deals he loves, deals he liked, deals he didn't like and deals he hated.


This free-agent class will be historic and it might not be for any on-field accomplishments.

In Case You Missed it at Turf Show Times...

The TST staff was grinding yesterday, in an effort to make sure YOU were up to speed with ALL that was happening in the free agency frenzy.  Heck, with over 20 articles published yesterday, this site is a Random Ramsdom in and of itself.  Thanks for sticking with us yesterday, and stay tuned again today!

The Free Agency News & Rumors Tracker keeps tabs on all the NFL’s free agency news and notes.

3k took a look at the Rams’ 53-man roster after Day 1 of Free Agency.

If you were hopeful the Rams were going to sign a big-named free agent QB yesterday, then it must’ve felt much like the 2014 NFL Draft when you watched top QB’s get grabbed by other teams.  And now, there’s almost nothing left for the Rams.

Rodney McLeod took to Instagram to thank fans and the city of St. Louis for their support over the past four years.

We all knew the Rams were in need of a starting tight end, but they whiffed on one yesterday. Marcedes Lewis, really?

Sean took a look at what the Rams gained - and lost - yesterday, and asked you to help him grade the Rams Day 1 performance.  Yikes.

Not sure that many saw it coming, but the Rams re-signed WR Brian Quick to a one-year deal.

Sorry Alex Mack fans...it’s going to be two more years of Tim Barnes for you.

Perhaps the most notable of the re-signings yesterday was the Rams locking up S/LB Mark Barron for five more years.

William Hayes was also, rightfully, a high priority for the Rams in free agency.  And they weren’t going to let him get away.  We’ve got Big Willy for three more years.

Three Rams RFA’s go untendered at the deadline.  This leaves a few special team’s contributors up for grabs for other NFL teams.

With McLeod in Philly, the Rams needed to do something to solidify the free safety spot.  They did so [maybe?] by re-signing Cody Davis to a two-year deal.

Rams placed a high tender on QB Case Keenum.  If another NFL team wants him, they’re coughing up a 1st round pick and nice chunk of cash.  Benny Cunningham got the low tender, which makes it far more dicey.  As an UDFA, the Rams would only receive $1.647M in cash....but then no Benny.  And no draft pick.

The Denver Broncos, worried they might lose Brock Osweiler to free agency [spoiler alert: they did], were rumored to be interested in Colin Kaepernick.  And if that fell through, one Rams’ QB was their "Plan C."

Janoris thanked the city of St. Louis and Jeff Fisher on Twitter.  Checkmate.

Unfortunately the Rams were unable to retain FS Rodney McLeod.  We wish him the best in Philly.

With McLeod gone, the Rams now need to do something to bolster the position.  Eddie takes a look at what’s left in free agency, and the 2016 NFL Draft.