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Looking At The Los Angeles Rams’ Upcoming Free Agents After Contract Extension For LB Alec Ogletree

Here’s how things are shaping up for the Rams’ expiring contracts next offseason.

Los Angeles Rams GM Les Snead
Los Angeles Rams GM Les Snead
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Rams extended LB Alec Ogletree earlier tonight keeping him under contract through the 2021 season. By doing so, they tied up a key part of their defense...and what would have been a huge potential free agent heading into the 2018 NFL Free Agency market.

With Ogletree now wrapped up, here’s how the Rams’ 2018 books look to lighten up with those players entering free agency:

2018 LA Rams Free Agents

Player POS Type Outcome
Player POS Type Outcome
Connor Barwin OLB UFA
Derek Carrier TE UFA Signed with Raiders: 3yr
Cody Davis S UFA Signed with Jaguars: 2yr
Lance Dunbar RB UFA Released
Dominique Easley DT UFA Re-signed with Rams: 1yr
Trumaine Johnson CB UFA Signed with Jets: 3yr
Lamarcus Joyner S UFA Tagged
Cornelius Lucas OT UFA
Jake McQuaide LS UFA Re-signed with Rams: 3yr
Nickell Robey-Coleman CB UFA Re-signed with Rams: 3yr
John Sullivan C UFA Re-signed with Rams: 2yr
Tyrunn Walker DT UFA
Sammy Watkins WR UFA Signed with Chiefs: 3yr
Matt Longacre DE RFA Tendered
Cameron Lynch OLB RFA
Darrell Williams OT RFA
Malcolm Brown RB ERFA Tendered
Sam Ficken K ERFA Tendered
Troy Hill CB ERFA Tendered
Zach Laskey FB ERFA
Garrett Sickels OLB ERFA Re-signed with Rams: TBD

Broadening that view? Here’s the outlook for the 2019 offseason decision matrix:

2019 LA Rams Free Agents

Player POS Type Outcome
Player POS Type Outcome
Tavon Austin WR UFA Traded
Brandin Cooks WR UFA Re-signed, 5-yr, $80m
Todd Gurley RB UFA (option) Re-signed, 4-yr, $60m
Marcus Peters CB UFA (option) Optioned
Kayvon Webster CB UFA Released
Jamon Brown G UFA
Aaron Donald DT UFA
Dominique Easley DE UFA
Bryce Hager ILB UFA
Rob Havenstein OL UFA
Lamarcus Joyner S UFA
Matt Longacre OLB UFA
Sean Mannion QB UFA
Rodger Saffold OL UFA
Sam Shields CB UFA
Ndamukong Suh DL UFA
Ethan Westbrooks DE UFA
Ramik Wilson ILB UFA
Malcolm Brown RB RFA
Blake Countess CB RFA
Morgan Fox DE RFA
Troy Hill CB RFA
Isaiah Johnson S RFA
Cory Littleton ILB RFA
Carlos Thompson OLB RFA
Michael Dunn RT ERFA
Sam Ficken K ERFA
Aaron Neary LG ERFA
Kevin Peterson CB ERFA
Garrett Sickels OLB ERFA

So even with Ogletree locked in, the Rams are headed toward a 2018 offseason with required decisions for numerous starters including WR Sammy Watkins, CB Trumaine Johnson and DB Lamarcus Joyner, they’ve also got looming decisions for DL Aaron Donald, OLs Rodger Saffold and Rob Havenstein, and RB Todd Gurley with his fifth-year option looming.

There’s plenty to consider in the immediate aftermath of Ogletree’s re-signing. But with an eye beyond this season into the 2018 and 2019 free agency period, the near entirety of the starting roster is coming into the fore.

Decisions, decisions, decisions.