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Latest 2014 St. Louis Rams Free Agency Rumors


After the initial 72 hours of free agency, the NFL has been relatively quiet, as teams close the door on veteran players and shift their attention towards the upcoming rookie class. For the St. Louis Rams, not much has changed, as Les Snead and Jeff Fisher continue to handle the 2014 offseason without making much of a “splash.” However, that doesn’t mean that there haven’t been some rumors surrounding some “lesser name” players.

If those players left on the market, the most intriguing prospect might be former Tennessee Titans’ wide out, Kenny Britt. The one-time Jeff Fisher draftee has been on tour over the last couple of week, visiting with the St. Louis Rams, New England Patriots, and Washington Redskins. However, in all three cases, Britt has left without signing a contract, leaving the door open for a potential move to St. Louis.

On a less exciting front, the St. Louis Rams have also been connected to Shaun Hill, a journeyman quarterback that could fill the veteran void behind starter Sam Bradford. With Kellen Clemens on his way to San Diego and the NFL Draft still months away, the Rams will undoubtedly attempt to insert some veteran onto the depth chart. It appears as though this rumor is “close” to becoming a reality.

Outside of those two players, the free agent tracker has been pretty bare for the St. Louis Rams. Potential guards signees Daryn Colledge and Davin Joseph have both made their visits to Rams Park, but have yet to ink an contract. Ex-Bears interior defensive lineman, Henry Melton, was briefly linked with the Rams over the last couple of days, but recently signed with the Dallas Cowboys.

At this point, the St. Louis Rams have yet to sign an “outside” free agent to the roster. However, looking at the depth chart and the Rams place in the 2014 NFL Draft pecking order, maybe that isn’t such a bad thing!

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  • Fangface

    That’s looking at the bright side of things. It’s disappointing to say the least. I’m a bit surprised they haven’t taken this opportunity to at minumum try and strengthen the secondary. There were plenty of suitors in players like Terrell Brown or Thurmond that would have been a nice replacement at the nickel back. Snead is like a car salesman so this is a bit puzzling.

    • Nathan Kearns

      In defense of Fisher and Snead: Why pay one of those veterans like a “starter” just to force him into an unfamiliar scheme in a nickelback role… when you can draft a young, cap-friendly guy that fits perfectly into their system?

      • ricdram

        I agree Nathan. I prefer the Rams to strengthen the roster “mostly” through the draft. Financialy its smarter. In addition you get a college player that’s hungry & is wiiling to do what the coaches ask.Sometimes FA come in with their own agenda that doesnt mesh with the overall plan.I think we are gonna get a lot of impact players in May.I can’t wait . . .

        • Fangface


  • Fangface

    I’m assuming you’re right and that’s their plan. I just hope their perceived silence isn’t a reaction to to the FA signings of the past..

  • tvandenbark

    Rams lack of cap space and abundance of draft capital are two reasons I am happy with their lack of activity so far. That and the roster has far fewer holes than 3 or 5 years ago so less need to be aggressive

  • Fangface

    Thurmond: 1yr 3 million….Terrell Brown: 1yr 3.5 million…Munnerlyn: 3 yrs 11 million. Examples of three physical press corners who would have fit nicely in Williams D or in the nickelback. Money Rams will receive do to the Finnegan contract. 3 million…Build through the draft, supplement in free agency. Just ask the AZ Cardinals who just signed Cromartie.

  • Gary Stewart

    last year the rams needed to make a splash and did to a certain degree jared may bust or may go crazy this year and jake long may or may not be back fully healthy, but if the rams are able to trade down once they should wind up with at least 4 top 50 picks in a deep positional draft. i see their needs as safety #1. and olb #2 on the def side and depth at d line and cb if possible. as for the other side of the ball wr? a second rb and o line depth so with 4 picks we may not fill them all but at least the needs should get handled. in the past 10 years the rams have almost always had at least a dozen ifs now that number appears to be 5 or 6 ifs much more manageable!! GO RAMS!!