While you slept, Rams add FA who has proven to be a thorn in biggest rivals side

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Kamren Curl can beat the 49ers at their own game

Kamren Curl is a solid safety who has done an incredible job in the Commander's secondary in pass coverage. Pro Football Focus author Nick Aldridge named him their most important player on defense in August 2023, and he's not wrong. Curl is a defensive back who views his role as someone who must contribute in many ways.

I recommend that you check out Aldridge's article. Not only does he give an outstanding analysis as to why Curl is so effective, but he has embedded multiple Tweets (or are they X's?) with solid NFL video footage that details exactly which points he is making. One such video illustrates how incredibly effective Curl was in covering San Francisco 49ers' wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk. While I would love to share that, I don't have the required NFL licensure to share game footage. But you can check it out and come back. I'll stay here until you do.

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Curl is a passionate player who demolished the ball carrier, whether he is a runner trying to gain yards, a receiver trying to make the catch, or a receiver who has made the catch, but is trying to sneak in some yards after the catch. Curl is having none of that.

Curl was listed as the 22nd top free agent in 2024 by PFF's Brad Spielberger. Here is what Spielberger wrote about him:

"(Kamren Curl) has quietly been one of the more underrated players in the NFL over the past several seasons, with his status as a seventh-rounder and his name getting lost in the shuffle on a defense that, up until this year’s trade deadline, was riddled with first-round talent.

Curl can line up anywhere and is as consistent as safeties come on a down-to-down basis, possessing good instincts and a clear understanding of how to manipulate leverage and angles in the open field."

PFF's Brad Spielberger

So why didn't the Commanders re-sign him? Well, it was not for a lack of lobbying by Commanders' websites. Fansided's own Washington Commanders site, Riggo's Rag, was all in favor of bringing him back. They did point out that Spotrac had projected Curl's next contract to be huge.

"Spotrac projects the Arkansas product to generate an annual salary of $15.3 million on a four-year, $61.55 million deal. This would place him at No. 6 in the highest-paid strong safeties league-wide."

Riggo's Rag Dean Jones

The LA Rams have reported agreed to a two-year deal worth up to $13 million. That's two seasons at a price of less than one year's projected salaries.

Wow. Talk about a steal?