Can LA Rams still shop in NFL Free Agency? Two of three sources: Yes

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One of the toughest guessing games known to man is attempting to know how much the LA Rams have available to spend.  At this time of year, the source of that information is typically either’s LA Rams salary cap report or’s LA Rams salary cap report.  Earlier this year, we found a new source, the NFLPA’s salary cap summary report by the NFL team.

There is not a close number between any of them, and that is understandable at this time of year. With new signings, restructures, and more, the effort to remain current is a 24 hour a day job.  We know the following:’s number of ($5,218,461) does not yet reflect the restructuring of Aaron Donald’s contract, nor the terms of newly signed wide receiver DeSean Jackson.  For that matter,’s reported cap space of $10,252,373 does not yet reflect the addition of WR DeSean Jackson, nor the minimal contract of TE Johnny Mundt.

And there is no way to tell what is in the NFLPA report that indicates that the Rams have $17,178,852 of available cap space. What’s in that number? Who knows. But it’s like calculating the value of Pi. the longer you calculate at it, the more accurate it will become.

And yet, here we are with two of three salary cap services indicating that the LA Rams have enough money left to ponder re-signing offensive center Austin Blythe for 2021. Or perhaps one of the free-agent cornerbacks to plug the hole created by Troy Hill signing on with the Cleveland Browns?  Or perhaps even a team-friendly one-year prove-it deal for Jadeveon Clowney, to show the NFL that his time with the Tennessee Titans was an anomaly.

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There is an adage for NFL GMs to wisely remember. Plug roster holes with free agents, draft for depth and future needs. If the Rams can reinforce their secondary and offensive line before the draft with serviceable free agents, then the draft goes from a white-knuckler roller coaster ride to a pleasure drive in the countryside to enjoy the sights.

If the Rams can pick up one or two more players before the draft, which positions do you believe are important? Let us know in the comments section.