With training camps in full swing, several teams are adding depth pieces and the Rams’ 2020 free-agent class has shrunk as a result.
In recent days, the Las Vegas Raiders signed linebacker Bryce Hager and the Chicago Bears signed safety Marqui Christian. I talked to an NFL scout who was surprised the Rams didn’t bring back Hager, who was a special teams standout and a capable backup for past five seasons with the Rams.
The Rams have just about $2 million in salary-cap room, so they can’t make a lot of moves. Still, they do have some remaining free agents if they want to make a change on the depth chart.
The most interesting, by far, remaining Rams’ free agent is quarterback Blake Bortles. He spent last season as Jared Goff’s backup, but the Rams have made no move to bring him in or any veteran quarterback, for that matter. For now, they are rolling with the untested John Wolford as the backup.
I would expect the Rams to tinker with the roster after the Sept. 5 cut-down date at a few positions, including quarterback. Other areas the Rams could consider upgrading include kicker, offensive line and linebacker.