Cut down day has come and gone in the NFL, with many NFL-worthy players hitting the waiver wire. The Los Angeles Rams are now down to 53 players, though they may not be done as it pertains to the roster.
Let’s take a look at some names that could be of interest:
OL Stefen Wisniewski
The man known as “Wiz” has once again found himself on the free agent market. An 8-year veteran with experience at all three interior offensive line spots, Wiz could offer the Rams — and many others — a ton of depth along three offensive line positions, playing in 123 games in his NFL career. Wiz was recently released by the Philadelphia Eagles, even though his contract was only a one-year $1.5m deal. The Rams could add Wiz for cheap, having him backup multiple positions on the OL.
DL Eddie Yarbrough
Originally undrafted in 2016, Yabrough has spent the past two seasons with the Buffalo Bills as a reserve defensive lineman. Yarbrough has the positional versatility to play along the defensive line, though he’s probably too light to spend a lot of time on the interior. Yabrough has totaled two pass deflections, 63 tackles, one sack, eight tackles-for-loss, and eight quarterback hits in the past two seasons. He wouldn’t change a ton for the defense, though Yarbrough would immediately factor in as a reserve lineman who can bring some juice off the bench.
LB Malik Jefferson
Jefferson was a third round pick by the Cincinnati Bengals in 2018, finding himself on the waiver wire just one season later. Jefferson hardly played in his rookie season, registering only five tackles and no other stats. Jefferson is a highly athletic linebacker who has the speed to run and chase all over the field, though you’re sacrificing some ability to stuff the run with his presence. Regardless, Jefferson may be a project worth adding for the Rams’ weak inside linebacker group.
OL Christian Westerman
Westerman is the second former Bengal to make the list, in addition to Jefferson. Westerman is a former fifth-round pick who has 16 games of NFL experience spread across three seasons. The Bengals’ reluctance to ever give Westerman a shot to start was a head scratcher among their fanbase. After a short and unknown few days away from the team during training camp, Westerman returned to the team. Westerman could offer some depth on the interior for the Rams with the potential to push for a starting spot eventually.
*Reminder: The Rams will have the 31st waiver wire claim, meaning 30 teams will get the chance to claim a player prior to the Rams having a chance to claim them.