5 former Rams we’d like to see return in 2024

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While the LA Rams focused on the 2024 NFL Draft and consumed every bit of data and observation from the 2024 NFL Scouting Combine, there is another and perhaps more important matter to circle on your calendars. For fans who are looking for the team to be active in the 2024 NFL Free Agency market, From 9:00 am PT on March 11 through 12:59:59 pm PT on March 13, NFL teams will be permitted to meet with agents or directly with players (if not represented by an agent) to negotiate new contracts with projected free agents.

In short, the NFL Free Agency market will be open for business very soon. In fact, it opens at 1:00 pm PT on March 13, 2024. That is just over one week away.

That is both positive and negative news for the team and fans eager for news of player extensions to be made public. The team has extended two players already: RB Ronnie Rivers will be back as an Exclusive Rights Free Agent (ERFA) with a Qualifying Tender Offer, and free agent WR Demarcus Robinson has agreed to return for the 2024 NFL season. But that is merely a drop in the bucket regarding players who are due extensions.

But what about new faces? Or rather, familiar faces who could be lured back to the team once more? The Rams have had no hesitation in bringing back former players for the right price. Players like DB John Johnson III, DB Troy Hill, RB Darrell Henderson Jr., RB Sony Mitchell, and more. Are there any players who used to play for the Rams in the past who are intriguing enough to consider bringing back? We cal think of five such reunions:

Option V: Seabass reunion?

When the rookie contract for NT/DT Sebastian Joseph Day expired, the team did not pursue an extension. At the time, the team was looking for more snaps to shift to NT/DT Greg Gaines, and the Rams' defensive line was in the very capable hands of DL Coach Eric Henderson. Well, the Rams have a new DL Coach in Giff Smith, who just so happened to be Sebastian Joseph Day's DL coach when he played for the Los Angeles Chargers in 2022 and partway through 2023.

Nicknamed Seabass by his Rams teammates, he has continue to be productive as a solid defensive lineman, and has even upped his game with a better-than ever pass rush that has resulted in three quarterback sacks in two out of the past three NFL seasons.

Because he plays such a physically demanding position, he would fill a rotational role with the Rams. But he knows the players and many of the coaches, and you cannot ignore the fact that he played for Coach Smith the past two seasons. He may not be the free agent signing headline that many may want the team to make, but he is a solid piece to the championship puzzle. He earned a SB ring with the Rams in 2021. Perhaps his return could help put this team on track for another.

Will Rams reunite with these former players?

  1. Boosting the pass rush?
  2. More offensive weapons?