Special Teams (4)
- PK (1) – Matt Gay
- LS (1) – Matthew Orzech
- P (1) – Riley Dixon
- PR/KR (1) – Brandon Powell
It seems as though the LA Rams’ entire cast of special teams specialists is on a one-year contract, doesn’t it? So that makes it a bit more difficult to keep the group together going forward, as well. I mean, if these players perform poorly, you can part ways with no questions asked. But if they do well, which is the objective after all, then you are forced to pay the market price for their history, which means a pay increase.
But I’m not convinced that the current roster will be the final roster for the 2022 NFL season. The 2022 NFL Draft is epically loaded with talented punters, and the LA Rams would love to add a rookie who can kick the leather off the football.
Will any of this change? Anything on special teams can change, and that hasn’t changed for the Rams. I don’t think there are many forces at work to effect a new direction right now. The Rams will be led by ST Coordinator Joe DeCamillis once more, and the Rams’ special teams seemed to make dramatic improvements in the latter part of the 2021 NFL season. Kicker Matt Gay enjoyed a Pro Bowl season, which means that long snapper Matthew Orzech was doing his job. Returns were handled incredibly well by Brandon Powell.
The only question mark in any and all of this is the punter position. The team has already added a veteran, but I would not rule out adding one of the very intriguing prospects from this draft class to compete for the starting position.
Okay, so who is at risk of playing their last year for the LA Rams? Well, now that we know whose contracts will expire, let’s see about determining who is at risk of playing their last season for the Rams this year?