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Los Angeles Rams tender nine players

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The Rams have made decisions on nine of their role players.

Los Angeles Rams ILB Cory Littleton looks on during Super Bowl LIII against the New England Patriots, Feb. 3, 2019.
Los Angeles Rams ILB Cory Littleton looks on during Super Bowl LIII against the New England Patriots, Feb. 3, 2019.
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Welp. As I was writing up the news that the Los Angeles Rams were working on tendering some of their core role players, the news broke about which restricted free agents (RFAs) and exclusive-rights free agents (ERFAs) they ended up putting those tenders on:

  • ILB Cory Littleton (RFA): Second-round tender
  • RB Malcolm Brown (RFA): Original-round tender
  • DB Blake Countess (RFA): Original-round tender
  • CB Troy Hill (RFA): Original-round tender
  • EDGE Morgan Fox (ERFA): ERFA tender
  • CB Kevin Peterson (ERFA): ERFA tender
  • WR KhaDarel Hodge (ERFA): ERFA tender
  • CB Dominique Hatfield (ERFA): ERFA tender
  • KR/PR JoJo Natson (ERFA): ERFA tender

The tender levels for 2019 have a second-round tender at $3.095m with original-round tenders at $2.025m. Because Brown, Countess and Hill were all undrafted free agents as rookies, only Littleton would net a pick in return due to his tender level; should a team make an offer for Littleton and the Rams turn down their opportunity to match, that team would have to send the Rams a second-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

With ERFA tenders paying league minimum, the total cost of these nine would come out to about $12m. With the Rams’ draft class associated costs, that just about fills out the cap for 2019 along with the signing of S Eric Weddle and the one-year deal for EDGE Dante Fowler Jr.

We’ll have to see if any of the other impending free agents from the Rams reach agreement in the next few days or if the Rams seek a deal like the ones they gave to ILB Ramik Wilson, CB Sam Shields or DL Tyrunn Walker in years past.

For now though with free agency approaching, the Rams might already be closed for business.

2019 Los Angeles Rams Free Agents

Player POS Type Outcome
Player POS Type Outcome
Tavon Austin WR UFA Traded
Jamon Brown G UFA Waived
Kayvon Webster CB UFA Released
Marcus Peters CB UFA (option) Optioned
Brandin Cooks WR UFA Re-signed, 5-yr, $80m
Aaron Donald DT UFA Re-signed, 6-yr, $135m
Dante Fowler, Jr. EGDE UFA Re-signed, 1-yr, $14m
Todd Gurley RB UFA (option) Re-signed, 4-yr, $60m
Rob Havenstein OL UFA Re-signed, 4-yr, $32.5m
Cory Littleton ILB RFA Tendered (2nd round)
Malcolm Brown RB RFA Tendered (original round)
Blake Countess DB RFA Tendered (original round)
Troy Hill CB RFA Tendered (original round)
Morgan Fox DE ERFA Tendered (ERFA)
Dominique Hatfield CB ERFA Tendered (ERFA)
KhaDarel Hodge WR ERFA Tendered (ERFA)
JoJo Natson KR/PR ERFA Tendered (ERFA)
Kevin Peterson CB ERFA Tendered (ERFA)
Lamarcus Joyner S UFA Signed by OAK
Rodger Saffold OL UFA Signed by TEN
C.J. Anderson RB UFA
Dominique Easley EDGE UFA
Bryce Hager ILB UFA
Matt Longacre OLB UFA
Sean Mannion QB UFA
Sam Shields CB UFA
Ndamukong Suh DL UFA
Ethan Westbrooks DE UFA
Ramik Wilson ILB UFA
Garrett Sickels OLB ERFA