Rams rumored interest in this All-Pro CB pans out to make secondary scary again

The LA Rams secondary was modestly competent in 2023, but it scared nobody. Well, expect offensive coordinators and QBs to have some sleepless nights in 2024 . . .

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How good has the LA Rams shopping spree been in the 2024 NFL Free Agency market? Let me count the ways: The team has reinforced the tight end position with the addition of under-the-radar tight end Colby Parkinson. The teams has addressed the backup quarterback position by signing former foe QB Jimmy Garoppolo. The teams has shored up the offensive line by adding veteran left guard Jonah Jackson, suggesting a move of Steve Avila to the team's center position.

The team also focused on the secondary, adding both Darious Williams and Kamren Curl to reinforce the team's pass defense. But there was a piece missing. That shutdown cornerback role that makes the entire secondary click into place.

Well, if the latest Rams rumors are true, the Rams secondary has been addressed as well as we could hope for. The Rams have agreed to terms with former Buffalo Bills All-Pro cornerback Tre'Davious White on a one-year deal for $8.5 million. That is a far cry from some contract projections.

The Rams are not exactly signing a sure thing with White. in the past four seasons, While has missed three, six, eleven, and thirteen games respectively. But he has earned both Pro Bowl (two times) and All-Pro (three times) honors, so this is a low-risk high-reward addition to the roster.

White is a 5-foot-11 192 pound cornerback who has never failed to get at least one interception per year, despite his injuries. In addition, he has smothered opposing receivers, never allowing a completion rate to exceed 56.9 percent. In terms of pass coverage, he brings exactly what this team needs.

So how much of a risk are the Rams taking? Well, I think it's safe to say that the team had access to some insider information about his medical information. His surgical repair was performed by LA Rams' team doctor Neal ElAttrache. White's post-surgery and rehab care has been supervised by Dr. ElAttrache as well.

There is a good reason to believe that the team has a reliable source of his medical status.

While adding pass rushers is one way to threaten opposing quarterbacks, beefing up the secondary is another proven route to accomplish the same thing. By adding Tre'Davious White, the Rams' list of draft day needs has ebbed to the Best Player Available (BPA) shopping list.

I love what the team has done so far to bolster the roster. While the team has been aggressive, the additions to the roster have made sense and been relatively economical.