For once, the tides have finally turned in a way that benefits the St. Louis Rams. Heading into the 2014 offseason the Rams were thought to have only around $500k going into free agency, but with the recent cap adjustment, the Rams will have a little more to work with.
Although nothing is official, the 2014 NFL salary cap is expected to be $4million higher than it was supposed to be originally. The good news for the Rams is that they get $4million and have yet to make a single cut.
Don’t worry though, the cuts are coming. $4 million does help significantly and will give the Rams a little more room to work with, but it isn’t enough to be able to do a whole lot in free agency.
Guard Harvey Dahl, center Scott Wells, and cornerback Cortland Finnegan are all still on the hot seat. Releasing the three starters would open up around $12-15 million and then add the extra $4 million and the Rams have $16-19 million to spend this offseason. That number significantly increases the chance that the team could re-sign tackle Rodger Saffold as well as sing a bigger name player in free agency.
The Rams still don’t have a whole lot of breathing room in the money department and will still have to make some difficult decisions, but the recent adjustment in the 2014 cap certainly doesn’t do the Rams any harm.