Cory Littleton is agreeing to a deal with the Las Vegas Raiders according to reports on Tuesday. The Raiders had been long connected to Littleton and now it seems to be official: three years for up to $36 million.
Littleton, 26, was an undrafted free agent out of the University of Washington in 2016. He was signed by then-Rams head coach Jeff Fisher and surprisingly made the team out of training camp. Two years later Littleton was the starting inside linebacker for LA and was named to the Pro Bowl after recording 125 tackles, four sacks, and three interceptions in 2018. Littleton basically repeated those numbers again in 2019 and was the top inside linebacker available on the market.
The Rams must now turn internally, to the draft, or to free agency for his replacement and that response seems to be a complete unknown right now. Troy Reeder, Kenny Young, Micah Kiser, Travin Howard are among the backup linebackers under contract for 2020.