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Los Angeles Rams talking to C John Sullivan, OLB Connor Barwin, WR Tavon Austin, remain open to re-signing Austin at lower rate

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Welp. All you Tayawesome fans may still have life...

Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin runs against the New York Jets’ defense in 2016
Los Angeles Rams WR Tavon Austin runs against the New York Jets’ defense in 2016
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Following the press conference held by the Los Angeles Rams to announce they had finalized their trade for CB Marcus Peters with the Kansas City Chiefs as well as a trade for CB Aqib Talib from the Denver Broncos, General Manager Les Snead talked to media in attendance to update contractual negotiations with a couple of players.

DL Aaron Donald

Sounds like there’s a “timeline” in place to negotiate a contract extension for arguably the best player in the NFL. Not sure what the hell that even means. Here’s your timeline. About a year from now, he’s scheduled to become a free agent. So you have a year unless you want to franchise him and piss him off and risk not signing, again, arguably the best player in the NFL.

Pay the man.

C John Sullivan
OLB Connor Barwin

Talks are still underway...

Skepticism here would be fair. When we last heard about the Rams trying to re-sign one of their own guys on an expiring deal, it was that they were “actively” or “aggressively” trying to re-sign WR Sammy Watkins. That’s a pretty empty phrase in the first place made more empty by the fact Watkins signed a major three-year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs today. Perhaps they were more active and aggressive.

WR Tavon Austin

Sigh.

Oh joy.

LB Cory Littleton
CB Troy Hill

Both players filled in well in limited time in 2017.

CB Kayvon Webster