Who Should the St. Louis Rams Keep: William Hayes or Eugene Sims?

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Oct 11, 2015; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) scrambles past St. Louis Rams defensive tackle Nick Fairley (98) and defensive end Eugene Sims (97) in the second quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

It’s that time of year again, Rams fans! Yes, it’s Christmas season and you’re probably purchasing gifts for your loved ones or sitting by the fire with an overpriced holiday-themed latte. But more importantly, it’s time to look forward to next season because the St. Louis Rams have no shot at making the playoffs and head coach Jeff Fisher is apparently “out of answers” for this pitiful excuse of an NFL football team,

With Robert Quinn out for the season and Chris Long struggling with mid-season injuries, backup defensive ends William Hayes and Eugene Sims have received substantial playing time. Although they’re not elite pass-rushers or run-stoppers, both are very capable athletes who make quiet contributions to arguably the best defensive line in the NFL. However, there is one small problem:

Both William Hayes and Eugene Sims will be unrestricted free agents in the 2016 offseason.

The Rams have much more to worry about next season than their backup defensive ends, but they might have to make a decision on whether to keep Hayes, Sims, or both. The Rams could even decide to let both of them walk.

What should the Rams do about Hayes and Sims after we suffer through the next four games of the 2015 regular season?

Next: The Case for William Hayes