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Rams restructure Rob Havenstein’s contract

LA frees up cap space ahead of the November 2nd trade deadline

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The Los Angeles Rams restructured the contract of right tackle Rob Havenstein on Saturday, freeing up cap space with the November 2 NFL trade deadline less than two weeks away.

The Rams have moved around money quite a bit this year, trying to stay under the cap space provided by the league. Before making this move to restructure offensive lineman Rob Havenstein’s deal, the Rams had about $151,989 to work with. After converting his salary into a bonus, the team created $3.072 million for future deals or for current players on the roster.

Speculation is rampant that the Rams are preparing for a trade, but this might not be the case.

Field Yates of ESPN notes that teams will often move money around in-season to help accommodate practice squad promotions and other roster management. Due to the injuries of tight end Johnny Mundt, and running back Jake Funk, this contract restructure makes sense.

Now this doesn't completely rule out the team from making a potential move at a player outside the organization. With General Manager Les Snead’s history, we should never question the opportunity of a trade, especially when this current team is viewed as Super Bowl contenders.

Will any NFC West teams make a trade before the deadline?