LA Rams free agency tracker: Signings, trades & live updates: Updated 4/18 10:00 am

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Free agent signings (6)

  • Jonah Jackson, G (from Detroit Lions) - (3 years, $51 million) The LA Rams shocked many fans, by agreeing to terms with former Detroit Lions free agent guard Jonah Jackson to a hefty contract worth three years and $51 million. The contract guarantees $34 million to the veteran, a Pro Bowler in 2021. Considered by many to be the Lions' top free agent, Jackson's arrival not only makes the return of former center Coleman Shelton unlikely but also guarantees that Steve Avila will almost certainly be asked to move to become the team's starting center, a point he evaded when interviewed by the Fansided team before Super Bowl LVIII.
  • Colby Parkinson, TE (from Seattle Seahawks) - (3 years, $22.5 million) I had the right position from the right team, but I failed to get the right player. In our estimation, the best value for the Rams roster was Will Dissly, a huge blocking and pass-catching tight end who would add both dimensions to a tight end room that needed veteran depth. The Rams thought otherwise. Parkinson fits the same role that I projected Dissly to fill. Parkinson is a burly tight end who blocks well and can step up for the team and catch the occasional pass. At 6-foot-7 and 251 pounds, he is likely intended as a red zone target too.
  • Darious Williams, DB (from Jacksonville Jaguars) - (3 years, $22.5 million. Worth up to $30 million) - Well, this time we nailed it. In a discussion over recently released players who made far too much sense to sign up, we named DB Darious Williams, who is an ideal candidate. He knows the Rams coaches, the players, and the defensive scheme, and he remains one of the top defensive backs in the NFL. Williams has been very effective while leading the Jacksonville Jaguars secondary. He even earned a Pro Football Focus grade of 79.5 for his 2023 performance. The Rams' defensive backs are young, and Williams is ideally suited to bring a veteran presence to help them become more productive and consistent.
  • Kamren Curl, DB (from Washington Commanders) - (2 years, $8.75 million) The LA Rams needed to bolster their secondary, as the team is losing both safety Jordan Fuller and John Johnson III to expired contracts. The Rams wanted to add a bigger defensive back with the likely loss of DB Ahkello Witherspoon, and Kamren Curl fits the bill. Standing 6-foot-2 and weighing 198 pounds, Curl will allow the Rams to match him against tight ends and bigger wide receivers. While he may not have shown up on many lists, he has been a steadily improving and durable NFL safety. He generated 115 tackles and broke up five passes in 2023. He is a solid value for a secondary that appears to be on the remake once again.
  • Jimmy Garoppolo, QB (from Las Vegas Raiders) - (1 year, $4.5 million) The Rams wanted to add Jimmy Garoppolo in 2022. Now, two years later, they finally get their wish. Like many veteran quarterbacks who wash ashore of this football team, Garoppolo's reputation has been tarnished by an underperforming season on a huge contract with the Las Vegas Raiders team. He started six games and finished with a record of 3-3. He brings solid poise to the backup quarterback role for the team and should be comfortable playing behind Matthew Stafford. He was no surprise, as we expected the team to sign a QB before the 2024 NFL Draft.
  • Tre'Davious White, CB (from Buffalo Bills) - (1 year, $4.25 million) The front office was clearly up to something when the team made no effort to re-sign the best cornerback in the secondary from 2023, Ahkello Witherspoon. That is because the team had an upgrade in their sights all along. After he visited a series of NFL teams, Tre'Davious White must have liked the Rams' chances of appearing in Super Bowl LIX, as he has chosen them over a half dozen or more suitors. With White joining both Darious Williams and Kamren Curl, the remodeling of this secondary is now complete.