LA Rams frugal free agency fix for 2020 offensive line

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LA Rams Jason Peters
Jason Peters #71 and Jason Kelce #62 of the Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

LA Rams free agent targets Left Tackle

Jason Peters (38) –  estimated2020 cap impact $3 million –  If the LA Rams pursue a veteran left tackle, they had better kick the tires on Jason Peters.  Peters is a 6-foot-4 328 pound 15 year veteran left tackle of the NFL who has practically set the bar for all tackles to come after him.  The Eagles will likely sunset Peters this season, and slide in second year tackle Andre Dillard.  That places Peters on the free agent market.  While plenty of teams will kick the tires, many teams will avoid signing Peters due to his age alone.  That would be a mistake.

Jason Peters has a couple years of football left, and if the Rams start him in 2020, but draft his successor this year in the draft, signing Peters could be a huge value.  Peters has incredible technique, and will help progress the entire offensive line to get better with each week of practice.

Dakota Dozier (29) – estimated 2020 cap impact $3 millionDakota Dozier would be a great value signing if the Vikings salary cap forces them to go cheaper at left tackle.  Dozier is a 6-foot-4 312 atheltic offensive guard turned tackle.  He was originally drafted and played right guard for the New York Jets for five seasons., where he started seven of 27 games.  He signed on with the Minnesota Vikings for one year at $895,000.

An intriguing aspect of Dozier is that he has a wrestling background.  As the Rams should be getting more athletic on the offensive line, Dozier becomes a natural target for the Rams in the 2020 free agent market. He did start four games for the Vikings at left tackle, and should be in the right price range.