5 free agents LA Rams must target for offensive line

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Philadelphia Eagles left tackle J. Peters

The Philadelphia Eagles want to get younger on offensive line. 37 year old left tackle Jason Peters wants to play next season. Right now the Los Angeles Rams are likely to part ways with 38 year old left tackle Andrew Whitworth as his contract expires.  With a market for left tackles aiming at younger players, the Rams could sign Peters to a low cost two year contract and comb the NFL Draft for his eventual replace in 2020.

Peters has enjoyed a long heralded career in the NFL.  Standing an ideal 6-foot-4 and tipping the scales at 328 pounds, he is a massive but aging offensive tackle.  Even so, he wants to play next season.  Since a new team could enjoy the bonus of adding incentive to a highly skilled player, this would be a solid signing at the right price.

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Peters is no longer a perennial NFL All-Pro at left tackle any longer.  But he still demonstrates advanced techniques and understanding of the role to be a huge asset on the offensive line, as well as immediate returns on mentoring younger players trying to improve their skills.

The Rams can sign Peters with a little guaranteed compensation, and a commitment to allow him to compete for a starting role.