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Random Ramsdom 3/7: Tag, LaMarcus Joyner is it

The Los Angeles Rams have finally made their decision by failing to sign their star safety to a long-term contract.

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Los Angeles Rams place tag on LaMarcus Joyner | NFL.com

With this decision, WR Sammy Watkins will now become a free agent. The safety tag number for S LaMarcus Joyner is set at $11.29m for the 2018 season. The Rams Front office and Joyner’s reps have until July 16 to work out a multi-year deal.

Despite tagging Joyner, the Rams want Sammy Watkins | ESPN

ESPN beat writer Alden Gonzalez breaks down the agonizing decision that the Rams were forced to make with their prized free agents. My favorite line from the piece is: “Watkins is more of a luxury than a need, and he might have to take less money to remain with the Rams.”

Did Sammy Watkins tweet about his excitement for free agency? | Ramblin’ Fan

Sammy Watkins has an interesting (passive-aggressive) online presence, but this story makes sense. The guy has the opportunity to get a big-time deal from a team starving for a potential #1 receiver (and willing to pay him 15 million a year). Do the Rams have a chance at getting Watkins for a one-year prove-it deal?

Rams & Jaguars allow talented young receivers to hit the market | CBS Sports

Sammy Watkins and Allen Robinson are going to be free agents very soon. Are the Rams and Jags going to regret this decision? The wide receiver tag for this year is listed at $15,982,000. I, for one, think the Rams made the smart play here. They tagged their most valuable defensive player behind Aaron Donald.

Five takeaways from the NFL Combine | Rams official site

What did we learn about the Rams front office at the combine? Well, they want to keep Aaron Donald, Sammy Watkins, and Trumaine Johnson. Me too! Click the link to read about what players impressed at the combine.

San Francisco 49ers in the hunt for free agent pass catchers | Sacramento Bee

It’s one thing to lose a great player to free agency, it’s another thing when they remain in the NFC West, to the Niners no less. No thanks. But this does bring up the point that the Niners are going to make some splashy moves this off-season as they restock their receiving core. Will Sammy Watkins head for San Francisco?

Johnny Hekker raises 17,877 for the Wildfire Relief Fund | Rams official site

Los Angeles Rams Pro-Bowl Punter Johnny Hekker co-designed a T-shirt to help raise funds for the wildfires that did a number on Southern California a couple months ago.

Daily Dose: Ted Rath Named Strength Coach of the Year | Rams official site

And Kristen Lago also put up some info about each NFL team’s salary cap situation. Check it out!

Daniel Jeremiah’s mock draft 2.0 | NFL Network/Rams official site

(VIDEO) Who does NFL Network Analyst Daniel Jeremiah have the Rams picking in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft? Now, I get it... you guys can’t just read this garbage all morning. You probably have important things to do. So, guess what? Daniel Jeremiah picked CB Josh Jackson for us. That’s a new one, right?