Why ex-Raiders S Johnathan Abram makes (no) sense for LA Rams

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The LA Rams’ secondary is young but deep right now. Young because the team currently has four rookies on the active 53-man roster, plus one on the PUP list, plus one on the practice squad. Deep because the team is carrying 10 players on the roster out of the 53 available slots.  That is a lot of players for a four-man position, particularly when compared to just eight players carried for the Rams’ five-player offensive line.

So should the LA Rams consider adding to the secondary? Well, to little surprise, the Rams have already freed up two roster spots with a pair of players waived today:

Before you begin thinking about free agent signings, the moves likely correspond to creating roster slots to allow the team to return both IOL Coleman Shelton and RB Kyren Williams to the active roster. But will that do it?

My guess is that if both players clear waivers, the team will almost certainly sign both players to their practice squad. That would fill the team’s practice squad (for the time being) and allow the Rams to restore two important players to the roster in time to face the Cardinals.

Now what? Well, I honestly believe that the roster has about five additional players who are ‘on the bubble,’ albeit in mid-season. That is due to the fact that the Rams had been decimated by injuries, and the truth is that a number of players on this roster are not getting opportunities, are underperforming, or are simply in a position that is far too crowded for a balanced 53-man roster.

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So why would the Rams consider adding a veteran to an already crowded secondary? Let’s explore the pros and cons: