As we have with other key Rams’ pending free agents, we are looking at possible free-agent fits for Rams left tackle Andrew Whitworth as free agency starts next week.
The Rams are projected to have between $15-20 million in salary-cap room, so keeping most of their free agents will be tough.
Whitworth is probably the Rams’ free agent who is most likely to re-sign. He has said he wants to come back and the Rams have stated that they want him back.
But until it is official, anything is possible. Remember, many were surprised when Whitworth left Cincinnati after 11 seasons three years ago. Until he signs on the dotted line, his departure is possible. That’s why we wrote about potential replacements at left tackle ...
Here are teams that could make a run at Whitworth:
Arizona: The Cardinals need a left tackle. Whitworth could be intrigued by staying in the NFC West, plus they have plenty of cap room.
Indianapolis: If Anthony Castonzo leaves in free agency, the Colts could turn to Whitworth as a short-term answer.
Los Angeles Chargers: The Chargers have a big need at left tackle after training Russell Okung. Whitworth seems to enjoy L.A. so ending his career with the other team at SoFi Stadium would be interesting.
Philadelphia: The Eagles are moving away from vet Jason Peters, who could be a fit to replace Whitworth the Rams if it gets to that point. The Eagles probably want to get younger, but they could potentially have interest in Whitworth.
Tennessee: The Titans are expected to lose Jack Conklin in free agency. Whitworth could be interested in finishing his career in the south (he’s from Louisiana) and the Titans should contend.
Washington: The Redskins are planning to trade Trent Williams. Whitworth could be a good short-term fix.