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ESPN’s Dan Graziano expects Los Angeles Rams to re-sign EDGE Dante Fowler Jr

Will the Rams re-sign Fowler prior to reaching the free agent pool? Will another team offer him a contract he cant refuse? We’ll find out shortly.

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The Los Angeles Rams are slated to have multiple key starters hit free agency in the coming days, though ESPN’s Dan Graziano believes they’ll re-sign edge rusher Dante Fowler Jr:

Fowler was acquired by the Rams in a midseason trade that seen a 2019 third-round pick and 2020 fifth-round pick go to the Jacksonville Jaguars in exchange for the pass rusher.

Fowler to this point in his career has been more of “potential” player as opposed to a productive one as he only has 16 career sacks since being taken third-overall in the 2015 NFL Draft. To complicate matters, Fowler also has a torn ACL (lost rookie season) and suspension on his resume.

It’s understandable why the Rams want to have Fowler return. The state of the edge rusher position on the depth chart is ugly. The current penciled-in starters are Samson Ebukam and fifth-round rookie Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, who have amassed a combined total of five sacks (Ogbo didn’t play) in their careers.

Fellow edge rushers Matt Longacre and Dominique Easley are also free agents.