LA Rams 1st step to 2023, sign 9 to Reserve/Future contracts
By Bret Stuter
The first step for the LA Rams towards building or restocking their roster for the 2023 NFL season is to sign players from the practice squad to Reserve/Future contracts. Right now, the LA Rams have taken that first step, as the team has announced that the team has signed nine players to Reserve/Future contract
The Rams have yet to commit to:
P Brock Miller
G Jeremiah Kolone
QB Case Cookus
C Cole Toner
WR Lance Lenoir
and DT Khalil Davis
The Rams had just signed TE Jared Pinkney to the team’s active roster which explains why there are only 15 players whose future remains to be addressed. But that almost automatic act has improved the LA Rams roster for the 2023 NFL season from 41 players and now has 50 players under contract. Of course, the team could commit to more players as well, but let’s start where we are right now.
Rams roster, Assemble!
With 10 picks projected for the 2023 NFL Draft, the LA Rams will emerge from the draft with 60 projected players. Now let’s presume that the LA Rams will extend all six players who are projected to become ERFA (Exclusive Rights Free Agents) plus a team-friendly deal for quarterback John Wolford. The Rams roster is now up to 67 players before any unrestricted free agent enters the picture.
Let’s run a speculative number, say three free agents, to reinforce the Rams roster. That places the Rams in the market for just 20 undrafted rookie free agents after the 2023 NFL Draft, a number that feels very realistic.
We’ll discuss the Rams roster, and the moves to reassemble that roster, in more detail. After all, the Rams are at a bit of a disadvantage in that the team has question marks hanging over the entire coaching staff right now. But as the team gets it all sorted, we’ll keep you up to date. Buckle up, as this is going to be a long and bumpy ride through the offseason.