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Random Ramsdom: Rams tender Travin Howard, Coleman Shelton as exclusive rights free agents

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On Thursday afternoon, the Rams announced the tendering of linebacker Travin Howard and offensive lineman Coleman Shelton as exclusive rights free agents. Players that can be tendered as ERFA’s are those who have accrued fewer than three seasons and have an expiring contract. The tender now restricts Howard and Shelton from negotiating with other teams.

Howard, a former seventh-round pick back in 2018, missed all of last seasons after sustaining a meniscus tear during preseason practices. In 2019, he totaled 22 tackles and three pass breakups while playing in every game during the regular season.

Shelton is heading into his third season with the Rams after signing with the team as a free agent prior to the 2019 campaign. He most recently appeared in 15 games this past season. Shelton originally signed with the 49ers as an undrafted player following the 2018 draft and also spent time with the Cardinals before landing in Los Angeles.

Now for today’s links.

Rams News:

Rams slapped tenders on Travin Howard and Coleman Shelton (TheRams.com)

Hollywood Park is opening as a vaccination site (TheRams.com)

Jalen Ramsey wouldn’t mind the Rams adding another impact receiver (The Rams Wire)

The Rams are expecting a volatile free agent market (Ramblin’ Fan)

NFL News:

Broncos GM wants Von Miller back in 2021 (ESPN)

Big Ben re-signed with the Steelers (ESPN)

Three free agents who should stay with their old teams and three who should sign elsewhere (NFL.com)

The top 101 NFL free agents (CBS Sports)

Check out this re-draft of the 2016 class (NFL.com)

The 2021 NFL schedule will be released later than ever before this year (Pro Football Talk)