In the last 48 hours, the LA Rams have lost rookie wide receiver Tutu Atwell to a season-ending injury, and have released defensive end Jonah Williams as well as their veteran wide receiver, DeSean Jackson. That means the roster is down to four healthy receivers, and that equals the number of healthy tight ends currently on the team’s active roster.
It also means that the LA Rams have openings to fill on the 53-man roster, as well as the Practice Squad.
I’m going to go out on a limb and suggest that the LA Rams’ next roster addition will be a wide receiver.
But there is more to any potential roster fill than slapping someone new and unfamiliar to this team’s personality make-up. Now, the willingness to experiment in order to find someone who may help the team out is fading, because the Rams are seeking players who will help the team here and now.
All eyes will naturally gravitate upon the defense. But my eyes will be looking for stark improvement on special teams. While there have been moments where the defense did not hold on third-down conversions, the special team’s play is a constant white-knuckler. From faked punts to onsides kicks, return units have been a source of concern. It’s to the point where the Rams must fix it or risk losses for not having done so.
Are those types of players still available? Fortunately yes, and the LA Rams will be doing the due diligence to add them to the team. So let’s go shopping (again)