Happy Hump Day, all.
It’s been a super exciting start to legal tampering and the actual start of free agency is just hours away. I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy through these trying times.
Here’s some links to start the day off on the right note.
Rams tender exclusive rights free agents Johnny Mundt and Coleman Shelton
“An EFRA is any player with fewer than three accrued seasons and an expired contract. If his original team offers him a one-year contract and the league minimum (based on his credited seasons), the player cannot negotiate with other teams.”
Blake Bortles Rumors: QB ‘Weighing Several Options’, Could Return to Rams
“Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reported Bortles will be “in the QB mix somewhere” next season. He spent the 2019 season with the Rams, throwing two passes for three yards as he spent the entire year behind Jared Goff.”
10 things with Jake McQuaide
“Each week, we interview a different Rams player to find out about their lives on the field as well as off of it. Team Reporter, Sarina Morales, asks the questions fans want to know, in a fun and conversational interview. This week, long snapper, Jake McQuaide, spoke to Sarina about jalapeno chips, Curb Your Enthusiasm and what he wants his legacy to be.”
Rams decline option for CB Nickell Robey-Coleman, making him a free agent
“A former University of Southern California standout, Robey-Coleman returned to L.A. in 2017 after spending his first four seasons with the Buffalo Bills. Across three seasons with the Rams, he tallied 122 combined tackles, 20 pass breakups and three interceptions while missing only one regular season game.”
3 potential landing spots if Rams trade Todd Gurley
“If Gurley is traded, three teams stand out as potential landing spots because of their draft capital, salary cap space and roster needs. The Falcons, Steelers and Chiefs could use running back help, but they’re near the bottom of the NFL in cap space. The Bills, Giants and Browns have the cap space to fit Gurley in, but they don’t need a running back.”
Report: Cowboys eyeing Greg Zuerlein for reunion with John Fassel
“The Los Angeles Rams had one of the best in the league in 2017 and 2018 with Greg Zuerlein, but he was inconsistent last season and is now a free agent. The team hasn’t made it publicly clear that it wants to bring Zuerlein back, and he’s already garnering interest from other teams.”
Aaron Donald wonders what the Rams are doing in free agency
“The Los Angeles Rams were inactive on the first day of the legal tampering period Monday, passing on many of the top free agents who agreed to terms with teams. That was to be expected, considering the lack of cap space they have this year.”
5 prospects Rams can target to replace Cory Littleton in 2020 NFL Draft
“Without a first-round pick (once again), Isaiah Simmons, Kenneth Murray, and Patrick Queen are likely out of the discussion for the Rams, unless they decide to trade up from their second-rounder, 52nd overall. This LB class may be relatively weak, but there will still be some solid players available in the middle rounds who can step into Cory Littleton’s role.”
NFL Bans Free-Agency Facility Visits, Delays OTAs Indefinitely Amid Coronavirus
“Although free agency will officially open at 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday, franchises are prohibited from bringing free agents to any team facility. Team employees also can’t travel to meet in person with free agents.”
NFL Free-Agent Tracker 2020: Tracking All the Latest Signings
“Future Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady is set to headline the 2020 NFL free-agent class after leading the New England Patriots to six Super Bowl championships in 20 years with the franchise.
Report: 49ers trade Pro Bowl DL DeForest Buckner to Colts for 1st-round pick
“As part of the deal, Buckner agreed to a contract worth $21 million per year with the Colts that will make him the second-highest paid defensive tackle in the NFL behind Aaron Donald of the Los Angeles Rams, per the report.”