5 moves to free $80 million – LA Rams path to more salary cap space

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Step 3 – Cut safety Eric Weddle

Veteran safety Eric Weddle is a fine player, and he certainly helped the LA Rams defense throughout the 2019 season. In fact, Weddle enjoyed a renaissance of sorts in his play, as he certainly helped the Rams defense

Weddle wasted no time in showing up for the team in a big way. He landed second on the team in tackles with 108, defended 4 passes, and had 1.5 tackles for a loss. That’s the type of debut which oftentimes leads to a contract extension. But that will likely not be the case with the Rams.

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Right now the team boasts two young and very good safeties in John Johnson and Taylor Rapp, both projected to start for the team in 2020. That only leaves a backup role for the returning veteran. However, he was signed as the presumed starter for two seasons. Cutting Weddle saves the team an estimated 4,250,524.    That’s now $75 million freed salary cap space, and we’re still not done yet.