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

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What's behind the Karen Curl curtain?

The Rams pulled off quite the coup in the night. And as is often the case, they stole my thunder. I had planned to write a comprehensive list of the top safeties still available in the 2024 NFL Free Agency market, much like my article about 3 big-name quarterbacks. But, to be honest, I'm not certain that Kamren Curl would have made that list.

I know that Nick Scott, Jordan Fuller, and of course John Johnson III would have made the list. But Curl's performance seem to place him out of the Rams' price range. Well, I was clearly wrong, and I'm glad that I was. Curl is a player who has earned respect throughout the NFL. And now, he gets to compete for a team that is in the hunt for a Super Bowl rint:

In 2023, Kamren Curl played 1089 defensive snaps for the Washington Commanders. Over the season, he recorded 115 tackles, three tackles for a loss, three quarterback hits, one quarterback sack, he forced a fumble and he recovered a fumble. He even broke up five passes. From a safety position, he only allowed 69.3 percent of passes aimed his way to find their mark.

Even as good as Curl has been, he has even more upside. The Commanders loved what he brought to their secondary. But this team has a new GM Adam Peters, and new HC Dan Quinn, and they appear to be putting their own thumbprint on the roster, and in the defense.

Curl is just a great teammate. He is not flashy. He is not a guy who runs to the spotlight. He simply has a great nose for the football. He is always around the ball, and he makes his presence known to opposing players. The LA Rams need a fundamentally sound defensive back who can manage whatever offenses throw at the secondary.

I love this signing. He is a #DAWG. Now he is about to become a Rams defensive back.