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Los Angeles Rams sign 10 players to futures contracts

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Here’s who the Rams spent their 10 available futures contracts on.

Los Angeles Rams General Manager Les Snead looks on during the Rams’ game against the Houston Texans in Week 10
Los Angeles Rams General Manager Les Snead looks on during the Rams’ game against the Houston Texans in Week 10
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Now that the season has come to a complete end, the Los Angeles Rams are going to start gearing up for the offseason as well as the future, and with that being the case, they’ve used all 10 available futures contracts on:

  • WR Fred Brown
  • DT Omarius Bryant
  • C Jake Eldrenkamp
  • CB Dominique Hatfield
  • TE Henry Krieger-Coble
  • TE Johnny Mundt
  • CB Taurean Nixon
  • OLB Ejuan Price
  • FB Sam Rogers
  • CB Marcus Sayles

Of these 10 players, two were originally drafted by the Rams: Rogers and Price from the 2017 NFL Draft. Price spent half of the season on the active roster and even had some playing time after injuries shuffled the depth charts though things never materialized for him. Outside of Price, Hatfield was the other premier player of these guys, as he logged some playing time as well, particularly against the Minnesota Vikings with multiple CB injuries coming about in the game.

Reserve/Future contracts are available for teams to offer to any players not signed to an active roster at the conclusion of the regular season. Futures contracts are minimum-salary deals with little or no signing bonus, so the only players willing to accept them are the practice squad, fringe roster types. While teams are required to hold a 53-man active roster with a 10-man practice squad in season, the offseason allows them to work down to that from a 90-man roster. The 53-man deadline is yet to be announced, but generally follows the conclusion of the preseason schedules of all 32 teams.

The Rams head to the offseason with a roster full of young players looking to improve and continue to build on a very successful 2017 season.