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

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More offensive weapons?

If the LA Rams are open to adding a bigger receiver for the 2024 NFL season, they should look no further than former Rams WR Josh Reynolds. Reynolds stands 6-foot-3 and weighs 194 pounds. He was a productive, if not headlining option for the Rams, as he struggled to improve his catch rate above the 60 percent threshold.

Since leaving the Rams, he has improved his ability to haul in passes. in two seasons with the Detroit Lions, he has managed to catch 61 percent of his passes. He has also improved his ability to become a scoring threat, putting up five touchdowns for the Lions in 2023. So why would the Rams look to sign Reynolds after letting him walk away?

Reynolds is a taller receiver who knows the Rams' offense, coaches, and players. He is a solid third option for the team's offense and has a much better grasp of competing in the NFL. While he would not necessarily be my first choice, I can see that he would add a new dimension to the offense that would help the team put up points in the red zone. Will the Rams sign Reynolds? Stranger things have happened.

When the LA Rams lost WR Odell Beckham Jr. to free agency, the timing for both the team and the player was horrendous. For OBJ, he suffered a serious ACL injury that required surgery. Because that surgery did not happen until late February 2022, his rehabilitation and medical clearance to play football again did not arrive until late in the 2022 NFL season. By that time, the Rams season was all over but the shouting.

In 2023, the Rams simply did not have the money to lure OBJ back to the roster. And after the 2022 NFL season, no top NFL free agent gave any thought to jumping aboard the 5-12 bandwagon. But now, after the team has accomplished so much despite having no money, the stage is set for a reunion once more.

Even now that the team has a robust wide receiver room, led by WR Cooper Kupp, rookie sensation Puka Nacua, the ever dependable Demarcus Robinson, and fleet-footed Tutu Atwell, there is a sense that the team wants more firepower in the passing game. And OBJ could be just what this team needs.

Beckham had a good, not great, season with the Baltimore Ravens in 2023. But he is capable of much more than the Ravens allowed him to accomplish. In the Rams offense, he could be used in a variety of ways, but certainly with the intention of gaining yards, moving the chains, and putting points on the scoreboard.

He was one of the key contributors to help this team win Super Bowl LVI. He could be a key contributor to help this team get to and win Super Bowl LIX.

Now, all we can do is sit back and wait to see what the LA Rams do this year when the 2024 NFL Free Agency market opens for business. And as always, thank you for reading.