Rams safety Rodney McLeod is leaving in free agency to sign with the Philadelphia Eagles on a five-year, $37m deal:
Rodney McLeod agrees with the #Eagles for 5 years, $37M, source said.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 9, 2016
The news comes on the heels of this morning's report that CB Janoris Jenkins would also exit via free agency on a monster deal from the New York Giants. Coupled with the Rams use of the franchise tag to hold on to CB Trumaine Johnson, the Rams have re-signed none of the members of their secondary to a long-term deal, an effort that Rams General Manager Les Snead deemed "Priority A" at the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine.
More to come on how this affects the Rams' depth chart, free agency needs and draft boards, but suffice to say it's a big blow. McLeod rose through the ranks over the last four years as an undrafted free agent out of Virginia through the special team ranks to the starting free safety position.
Clearly, the 2016 Los Angeles Rams have plenty of work to do to remake the defense that fans have gotten accustomed to over the last few seasons.