The Los Angeles Rams have signed former Buffalo Bills and USC Trojans CB Nickell Robey-Coleman:
#Rams sign DB Nickell Robey-Coleman— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) April 7, 2017
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Welcome back to Southern California, @SLOTGOD21 #MobSquad pic.twitter.com/61GmQ9dRLp— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) April 7, 2017
Robey-Coleman spent his first four NFL seasons with the Buffalo Bills coming out of USC as an undrafted free agent after the 2013 NFL Draft. Robey-Coleman leaves Buffalo with 15 starts under his belt through 64 games (having not missed one in his professional career) with 133 tackles and three interceptions, one of which came in last season’s Rams-Bills game.
He’s now the second cornerback to sign with the Rams in free agency this year following the earlier signing of former Denver Broncos CB Kayvon Webster to reunite him with Rams Defensive Coordinator who was Webster’s DC in Denver. Robey-Coleman will now be reunited with his former USC teammate WR Robert Woods who himself signed with the Rams last month.
The addition provides some clarity at the cornerback position. With Trumaine Johnson, E.J. Gaines and Webster forming a trio on the outside, Robey-Coleman adds a slot corner to the roster who could allow LaMarcus Joyner to show more time at safety, a move that ESPN’s Alden Gonzalez has reported on earlier this offseason.
Welcome to the Rams, NRC!