LA Rams make a move, tender exclusive rights on Mundt and Shelton

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The LA Rams tender minimal qualifying offers to tender exclusive rights for TE Johnny Mundt and C Coleman Shelton

The LA Rams finally made a move in the 2020 NFL Free Agency market. Technically, the Rams have made two moves, tendering minimal qualifying offers to TE Johnny Mundt and C Coleman Shelton respectively.  The moves may seem like very minor events to many, but both players are critical for the Rams 2020 season.

But lest I get ahead of myself (which is easy to do right about now, as I’ve been writing and editing pretty much non-stop for the past 48 hours), the Rams have a number of decisions to make regarding their restricted and exclusive restricted free agents for 2020.   This announcement addresses the future of two such players.

The Rams have until 1:00 pm PT to decide and file the necessary paperwork on eight such players. The players include both Mundt and Shelton, OLB Josh Carraway, DE Morgan Fox, DB Donte Deayon, and a team option year on CB Nickell Robey-Coleman.  The Rams had already decided to part ways with WR Jojo Natson. So today’s announcement should be the first of several such notices from the Rams today or at the latest early tomorrow.

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The news is minor to many but has significant implications for the team this year. With the Rams watching so many defensive players moving to new teams, the offense needs to be ready to go with minimal help from the 2020 NFL Draft.  That can happen now. How so?