LA Rams overspend at IDL leads to rumors of Brockers on trade block

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Sometimes the answers to questions about the LA Rams are just answers, and nothing more. But sometimes the answers lead to deeper and more complex questions.  Did you know that the Rams are among the NFL teams that spend the most on wide receivers, tight ends? And that the Rams spend more on their defensive line than any other team in the NFL?

From the moment we researched the amount of money spent by the LA Rams on various positions on the team, an unexpected fact jumped off the page at us. The LA Rams have committed more money to the interior defensive line than any other team in the NFL. While we found that a curious and unexpected fact, we hoped that we would have a day or two to circle back around and feature that little tidbit.

We were wrong.

Instead, the news about the Rams overspending at the interior defensive line is out today, with the release of the Sports Illustrated Monday Morning Quarterback feature by Albert Breer (Subscription may be required). Per his timely report, the LA Rams are fielding trade offers for interior defensive lineman Michael Brockers this year.  While that would certainly be a bit confusing after re-signing Brockers a year ago, it makes some sense.

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The LA Rams have Aaron Donald as untouchable. NT A’Shawn Robinson, due to his rework, is relatively inexpensive but immovable. The Rams benefited from a huge increase in the play of Sebastian Joseph Day on the defensive front. The team saw better play out of Greg Gaines, and a backlog of four players on future reserves contract eager to crack the Rams defensive line rotation.