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REPORT: Los Angeles Rams re-sign LB Bryce Hager

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Welcome back, Bryce!

Los Angeles Rams LB Bryce Hager celebrates after a win against the Dallas Cowboys in a NFC Divisional playoff football game, Jan. 12, 2019. Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Even on a slow news day, the Los Angeles Rams make waves (small ones count too)! According to the Rams themselves, they’ve re-signed free agent linebacker Bryce Hager to a one-year deal:

Hager has become a mainstay for the Rams on the special teams units since being a seventh-round draft pick in 2015. Hager registered 14 tackles this season as well as a pass deflection, both happen to be career highs.

Hager is obviously a replaceable talent, though the recent loss of Ramik Wilson to the Jaguars as well as the release of Mark Barron made this move happen. The Rams are relatively thin at the inside linebacker position as-we-speak, though they did address the position with a multitude of late-round picks and undrafted free agents. Regardless, it’s vital to have some stability and veteran presence in that room, and Hager isn’t assured a roster spot anyways.

Welcome back, Bryce!