The LA Rams’ roster is filled with talented players. But many of their contracts expire next year. Here are 7 trades the team should make before week 1
The LA Rams need to make some hard decisions at some point. Roster decisions. Salary cap decisions. Already, the pads have come on, and the Rams have practiced for two days in full pads. That is the signal. The formal evaluation process of players began at that point in time. Who can and who cannot expect to make the team’s 53-man roster is a process that started on August 18th.
Players fail to make a roster for several reasons. Sometimes the players simply do not demonstrate enough talent to meet the threshold and are waived. Other players are talented enough, but due to the NFL roster limits, they lose out due to a lack of roster openings.
Fortune and finance favors the bold
Finally, there is a fiscal component. Two players of comparable talent. One player is cheaper? Goodbye expensive player. Or if one is on the last year of his contract and the other is on a multi-year deal? Look for the team to commit to the long-term player.
Meanwhile, all 32 teams need to trim down to their 53-man roster. Does it still have meaning with a 16-man practice squad? You bet it does! The lack of prep time to ramp up to this season has created a market for many of the LA Rams veteran players. The lack of draft picks and 2021 salary cap space has created a bit of surplus for the Rams, plus the need for future draft picks. Both sides with value, Both sides with needs. Let the commerce commence!