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Rams won’t exercise option on Nickell Robey-Coleman

Another change on the Rams defense

NFL: DEC 08 Seahawks at Rams Photo by John Cordes/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Los Angeles Rams are prepared to lose slot cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman, per Gary Klein of The LA Times, who says that the team does not plan to exercise the $4.5 million option on Coleman for the 2020 season.

Robey-Coleman, 28, was an undrafted free agent out of USC in 2013, signed by the Buffalo Bills. He spent four years with the Bills before getting cut in March of 2017 and then signing a three-year, $15.75 million contract with the Rams. He has played in all but one of the 48 regular season games during that time, recording three interceptions and 20 passes defensed, per Pro-Football-Reference.

He also had three passes defensed during LA’s run to the Super Bowl in the 2018 postseason. Robey-Coleman played in 64% of the snaps on defense last season. The Rams have already seen defensive tackle Michael Brockers and linebacker Cory Littleton leave via free agency, while safety Eric Weddle retired. We should expect to see quite a different look on that side of the ball, including a change at defensive coordinator of course.