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Which veterans rumored to be on the trade block make sense for the Rams?

Barring another trade, of course ...

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On Monday, Michael Brockers and Robert Woods had their names tossed into a pile of players who might be on the move according to SI’s Albert Breer. We don’t know how seriously the LA Rams have considered trading or releasing either player but Breer did throw out a few other names who are reportedly on the block or being discussed by general managers.

Should the Rams have any interest in the acquisition of any of these players, either by trade or waiting out a release?

Saints LB Kwon Alexander

The Rams could absolutely use a player like Alexander and it is more likely that he is released, than traded. But his career “games played” totals are: 12, 16, 12, 6, 8, and 12.

Eagles G Brandon Brooks

Brooks has a $10.4 million guaranteed base salary in 2021 and a $13.4 million salary in 2022. That’s too much for LA to pay.

Raiders OT Trent Brown

By most accounts, both Brown and Rob Havenstein are right tackles. Not left tackles. So for now, there’s no need for a player like Brown.

Patriots CB Stephon Gilmore

Pairing Gilmore with Jalen Ramsey would be something and any move in this direction likely leads to Darious Williams going to the Patriots. Gilmore would only cost $8 million next season but he may ask for a new deal, like Darius Slay in 2020.

Raiders S LaMarcus Joyner

Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock’s work towards rebuilding the Raiders defense should be studied and published in a book called “What Not To Do.” Joyner seems like a good bet to get released and a reunion may not even be that costly.

Update: Joyner’s release was announced minutes after this article posted

Jaguars G Andrew Norwell

Norwell reportedly isn’t interested in taking a paycut, which means the team who trades for him will pay him $25 million over the next two years. Not in the Rams’ range.

Browns TE David Njoku

An exciting name, if it’s 2017 and the draft is steadily approaching. Njoku had 19 catches for 213 yards in 13 games last season.

Saints WR Emmanuel Sanders

Should Sanders become a free agent, he might fit as Matthew Stafford’s third option. If LA needed a reliable number two next season — let’s say there’s an injury or a transaction — then Sanders isn’t entirely finished as a receiver who can fill that role. He had 61 catches for 726 yards last season with the Saints.

Packers DE Preston Smith

A potential Leonard Floyd fill-in who won’t be as costly as some other edge players and should be comfortable in Raheem Morris’s defense.

Giants G Kevin Zeitler

He’s 31 and he’s only missed one game since 2015. If he was looking to play for a Super Bowl contender on a discount (Zeitler’s made $75 million in his career up to now), the Rams might be interesting to him.

Chargers G Trai Turner

It’s not all his fault, but the Chargers only traded for Turner a year ago, when they were desperate for one quality interior lineman, and it’s already gone sour. Maybe not the best investment right now, given that a team is likely to over-shoot the cost for his services.

Poll

Who would be the best cap casualty SIGNING?

This poll is closed

  • 33%
    Kwon Alexander
    (172 votes)
  • 19%
    Kevin Zeitler
    (101 votes)
  • 14%
    Preston Smith
    (74 votes)
  • 2%
    Andrew Norwell
    (13 votes)
  • 2%
    Brandon Brooks
    (12 votes)
  • 10%
    LaMarcus Joyner
    (52 votes)
  • 4%
    Trai Turner
    (21 votes)
  • 12%
    Other
    (61 votes)
506 votes total Vote Now