2020 LA Rams Salary Cap anatomy

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2020 Los Angeles Rams salary cap status

The LA Rams currently have 44 players (per OverTheCap.com) signed through 2020 at a salary cap expense of $182,372,705 (top 51 contracts). That means the team has a projected $25,456,744  remaining to sign players about to enter free agency, sign new free agents from other teams, and place newly drafted prospects under contract.

That may seem like plenty, but it’s not going to spread as far as the team may want.

You see, the team also must negotiate contracts with players whose contract expires at the end of 2020 as well.  On top of that, the Rams project to lose nine players as unrestricted free agents in 2020.  That number balloons to 17 players when factoring in restricted and exclusive free agents as well.

Whose contracts expire this off-season?  Let’s look at the list.

Andrew Whitworth – LT, Blake Bortles – QB, Mike Thomas – WR, Austin Blythe – C/G, Jojo Natson – WR, Johnny Mundt – TE, Coleman Shelton – C. Nsimba Webster – WR

Dante Fowler Jr.  – OLB, Michael Brockers – DT, Cory Littleton – ILB, Bryce Hager – ILB, Marqui Christian – S, Morgan Fox – DE, Donte Deayon – S, Josh Carraway – OLB

Special Teams
Greg Zuerlein – K

The list shows a fairly even distribution  in terms of offensive versus defensive players.  After a quick review, some items offer a bit of intrigue.  The Rams, while attrition is spread about, have several pockets of multiple defections projected.  Which positions will be most impacted with projected vacancies in 2020?