The LA Rams have an unofficial ‘deadline’ of March 20 with regards to how they want to handle the contracts of several veterans. That’s when roster bonuses will come due for A’Shawn Robinson, Michael Brockers, Andrew Whitworth, and Cooper Kupp.
Robinson and Brockers will also have their 2021 base salaries guaranteed on March 22, so it is important for the team to decide within the next two weeks if they’ll be able to retain either or both of these players.
Robinson, who only played in 111 snaps during his first season with the Rams, will earn a $1 million bonus and have his $1 million roster bonus in 2022 guaranteed if he is on the roster on March 20. Robinson will then have his entire $2.5 million base salary in 2021 guaranteed on March 22. He carries a $5.25 million cap hit but the team would save $3.75 million if they released him with a post-June 1 designation.
Brockers will have a $1.5 million guaranteed roster bonus due on March 20, but he will also have his entire 2021 base salary guaranteed on March 22. Brockers has a $6.5 million base salary next season and a $9.8 million cap hit. The team would save $4.6 million if they release him.
Whitworth will receive a $2.5 million roster bonus on March 20, so if there’s a chance he will retire or not return, the Rams should want to make a decision on that before that date.
Kupp will receive a $2.5 million roster bonus on March 20 and Robert Woods will get his 2022 roster bonus ($3.5 million) guaranteed on March 21. Kupp will also have $7.5 million of his 2022 base salary guaranteed on March 22. That is also the day that Jalen Ramsey is expected to have $7.5 million of his 2022 base salary guaranteed and Matthew Stafford receives a $10 million roster bonus.
Robinson, Brockers, and Whitworth are the three major areas of focus however and they will require answers soon.