Could Diggs trade open a path for Rams to reunite with this fan favorite?

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Could the LA Rams benefit from the Diggs to Texans trade in other ways?

Even as we are scrambling to assess the impact of the latest trade of Buffalo Bills top receiver Stefon Diggs to the Houston Texans, and what that means for the Bills and the entire AFC, we have erroneously left out one critical piece to the puzzle. What about the Houston Texans and their suddenly very crowded receiver room?

it's safe to assume that the LA Rams are set for their top three receiver roles in 2024. Of course, that presumes WR Puka Nacua, Cooper Kupp, and Demarcus Robinson remain healthy this season. But wouldn't it be prudent to consider reuniting with former Rams WR Robert Woods, a.k.a. Bobby Trees, once more?

Let's think about what that might mean for the team: The Texans have some financial incentives to part ways with Robert Woods with a post-June 1 designation, saving them nearly $5 million in salary cap space. But what incentive do the LA Rams have to reunite with their former wide receiver?

For starters, the Rams know exactly what Robert Woods brings to the table, and love every bit of it. Woods excels in this offense, consistently putting up the best seasons of his career in the Horns. He can block, run routes with precision, get separation, and put up yards after the catch. Standing 6-foot-0 and weighing 196 pounds, Woods continues to be a tall target as a receiver, and he knows how to flourish in HC Sean McVay's offense.

Best of all, Robert Woods is a class act in the locker room, a venerable NFL veteran who will welcome the chance to mentor young Rams receivers who need someone to help them acclimate to the NFL. Woods may be turning 32 years old, but he has a treasure trove of experience to impart to anyone willing to spend time listening to his advice and counsel.

If one of the Rams Top-3 wide receivers falls to injury, the presence of Woods ensures that the team can handle the event without shopping for help. Woods knows this offense, another key reason to give serious consideration to adding him if he is released by the Texans.

The LA Rams may view the 2024 NFL Draft as a way to bolster their roster, particularly in terms of adding a young plug-and-play receiver. But if the Rams front office does pull the trigger in several trade scenarios with the Buffalo Bills to help them restock their receiver room, Rams GM Les Snead could be lured into re-signing Woods to reinforce the team for a run at Super Bowl LIX.

The Rams position has improved greatly in a variety of ways now that the Buffalo Bills have traded WR Stefon Diggs to the Houston Texans. We had discussed several options the Rams may find to exploit the Bills sudden need for receiver help. Now we have taken a look at how the team might improve from the Texans position.

As long as the Rams front office stays open to improving the roster from any opportunity, they may emerge as winners of this trade in the end.

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