The Los Angeles Rams traded William Hayes along with a seventh-round pick to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for a sixth-round pick.
It’s been a busy end of the week for the Los Angeles Rams when looking at all of the key moves made on the first day of free agency to improve their offensive line and receiving corps with the signings of Andrew Whitworth and Robert Woods. But the team still has plenty of work to do when it comes to clearing up some cap space, and some fans will be disappointed to hear one of their favorite players in William Hayes is no longer a member of the team.
The Rams agreed to trade Hayes and a seventh-round pick to the Miami Dolphins on Thursday to help clear up some of that cap space before the defensive end was due some of his guaranteed money. In return, Los Angeles received a sixth-round pick from Miami, making it clear this was a move clearly done to free up a little money, as the team hopes to continue making a few moves now that free agency is officially underway.
For the most part, Hayes will be remembered for his hilarious theories on dinosaurs and mermaids, but he did make quite the name for himself on the defensive side of the football with 10.5 sacks over the last two seasons. If Hayes found a way to be this successful with the Rams, there’s every reason in the world to believe he can do the same with the Dolphins, who ended up being one of the biggest surprises of 2016 after making the playoffs despite a 1-4 start.
Not to mention, Hayes must be thrilled over the fact that joining Miami will give him an opportunity to be close to water where he can continue searching for those mermaids.