NFL Rumors: ESPN Insider touts LA Rams offloading veterans

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The plans for the LA Rams' offseason have been a well-kept secret, but the NFL rumors over what the Rams' plans might be this offseason are clear and recurring. The word is out that the LA Rams are fielding inquiries over a potential trade of star defensive back Jalen Ramsey. That is not what fans expected to hear. Some fans are in denial, refusing to believe the possibility exists, while others are angered at the entire idea, accusing anyone who relays the information of having less-than-admirable intentions and scruples.

All the while, the NFL rumors continue, and it's the dark underside of the NFL that ultimately brings uncertainty and even a bit of fear to even the most fervent fans. It's the nature of this business. The Rams' rumors swirl around and around the concept of the LA Rams being willing to trade away their best defensive contributor, and that seems to go against the grain of logic over trying to make this team better and more competitive, doesn't it?

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Reputable NFL Insiders continue to weigh in on the topic and continue to push the idea that the Rams are in serious talks with other NFL teams right now. To further advance those NFL rumors, the latest ESPN article co-written by NFL Insider's Dan Graziano and Jeremy Fowler has expanded the realm of LA Rams offseason moves. Such as? Well, now the idea is that the Rams could trade veteran DB Jalen Ramsey and also trade or release WR Allen Robinson:

That means that the LA Rams could be incredibly active this off-season. Is that a good thing? Perhaps we should look at it in terms of necessity. Right now, the depleted Rams roster needs to recharge, and the current array of NFL Rumors simply aligns with that current theme. So it's not about good or bad, rather it's about the timing and the act itself.

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An active Rams front office will certainly fill the NFL headlines this off-season. Does that mean that the LA Rams' willingness to divest veterans who are clearly in 'win now' mode necessarily translate into a team that is willing to tank in 2023 in order to maximize the potential of the team's 2024 NFL Draft first-round pick? Not at all. In fact, if the Rams are willing to part ways with players who are not ideal fits, or simply consume too much of the team's overall salary cap, it could prove to be a better Rams roster in the end. The Rams learned the hard way that the front office has almost no wiggle room for mid-season roster corrections. That has to change.