3 cap casualties who make too much sense to add to Rams roster

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Option I: Reunite with a mighty mouse DB?

The LA Rams were willing to let former defensive back Darious Williams test his value in the NFL Free Agency market after he helped carry the team to a victory in Super Bowl LVI. Since that time, Williams has done an admirable job helping to solidify the Jacksonville Jaguars defense. But now that the Jags need to free up salary cap funds, DWill is back on the market after his release.

Defensive back Darious Williams may be a bit undersized at 5-foot-9 and 187 pounds, but he certainly plays much larger on the football field. He was the unsung star of the 2020 secondary, balance the elite pass coverage skills of teammate Jalen Ramsey with the ability to pick the quarterback's pocket, intercepting four passes that year. He also recorded 14 pass defenses in that same year.

In 2021, his pass defense hit a lull, but his tackles rose from 53 (2020) to 71 (2021), proving that his role was just as valuable for the team. In the past two seasons, Williams has been very effective leading the Jaguars secondary, and earning an astounding Pro Football Focus grade of 79.5 for his 2023 performance.

The Rams have been willing to reunite with former defensive backs. The team re-signed Troy Hill in 2022, and re-signed John Johnson III in 2023. In my opinion, Darious Williams would give this team the top-tier production and interception risk to opposing offenses that seemed to be a bit lacking in 2023.

Because he is a bit on the smallish side, the Rams would be wise to extend tall DB Ahkello Witherspoon, and pair him up with Darious Williams on the outside. Then, the defense would have the option of using DB Cobie Durant in the slot, and saving the off-penalized Derion Kendrick in sub packages or as injury relief.

Darious Williams is a feisty defensive back who had helped carry the team to a Super Bowl LVI victory. I believe that he continues to play at that NFL Championship level.