The Los Angeles Rams have signed DB Kayvon Webster to a contract details here.
Rams are giving former Broncos' CB Kayvon Webster a 2-year deal, per source. Rams have eyed him for a while.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 14, 2017
Webster spent four years with the Denver Broncos after being drafted in the 3rd round (90th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft out of South Florida. The last of those two years, Webster was a reserve for former Broncos and new Rams Defensive Coordinator Wade Phillips. Webster’s experience under Phillips should serve him well in the Rams’ secondary rotation.
There is a bit of question as to where Webster will play. He played safety in high school and then moved up to cornerback at USF before staying there with the Broncos. He did offer safety backup skills and was reported to take over for Rahim Moore when he left, but the Broncos ultimately signed former Rams S Darian Stewart to fill the role.
So while he has cornerback experience under Phillips, he also offers stop-gap safety skills. Having lost S Rodney McLeod to free agency last season and looking at S T.J. McDonald likely heading out, there’s room at safety on the roster. At cornerback, the Rams lost CB Janoris Jenkins to the market a year ago, and CB Trumaine Johnson might be traded away as he sits on his second consecutive franchise tag.
With the 2017 NFL Draft in front of us and the full free agent window still open, we may have to see where Webster gets slotted in during OTAs.
For now, there’s a new Ram in the secondary.
(UPDATED at 11:58AM ET)
It’s a two-year deal for Webster per NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport:
The LA #Rams deal for CB and special teams star Kayvon Webster is for 2 years and worth$8M, source said. Up to $12mil with incentives.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 14, 2017