12 -S Clinton-Dix
Well, the names may not jump off the page as superstars. Such is the case with Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, who is a veteran of six NFL seasons, yet is struggling to find a team this season. Originally drafted in 2014 by the Green Bay Packers, his best season was 2016 when he picked off five passes and recorded 80 tackles.
Clinton-Dix was signed by the Cowboys this year and cut. Normally, that is a bad indication of a player’s quality. But the Rams secondary is well-coached, and the Cowboys defense this season is laughably bad. So it makes sense to bring in a defensive back who could play well enough for the Rams this season. After all, a tryout is not a multi-year lucrative contract.
11- S Reid
Veteran safety Eric Reid is very familiar with the NFC West, having played for the San Francisco 49ers for five seasons, followed by two seasons with the Carolina Panthers. While he is still waiting for ‘the call’, Reid certainly has a solid body of work, but he is not interested in signing with a team’s practice squad, having turned down the opportunity to do so with the Washington Football team already.
Or course, that’s not what the Rams would be offering if Reid is NFL-ready. Right now, the Rams have a need for a rotational defensive back, who could find more playing time as the playoffs drew near. Reid could be an ideal veteran for that type of role. And that is enough motivation to prompt the Rams to bring him in for a tryout.