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Daily Dose: The Rams' smartest free agency move so far

Each weekday, will be taking a look around the internet for the top Rams headlines of the day. Here's a look at what's out there for Tuesday, March 19th about your Los Angeles Rams.


The Rams have made a handful of moves in free agency so far, but Bleacher Report's Justice Mosqueda says signing their new safety was the smartest move so far.

Mosqueda credits GM Les Snead and his club for adding more veteran experience in the L.A. secondary as focus shifts toward 2019.

Signing S Eric Weddle: "Their 2018 starting free safety, Lamarcus Joyner, was franchise-tagged and played through his contract, costing the Rams in cap space last season. Weddle is making less than [Joyner] over two years. Not only is Weddle a quality middle-of-the-field safety, but he also prevented Los Angeles from having to compete for Joyner's services."

For each team's smartest move of free agency so far, click here.



ESPN's Lindsey Thiry says the Rams biggest remaining need in free agency is an answer at the linebacker spot.

The Rams officially released linebacker Mark Barron last week and re-signed edge rusher Dante Fowler, but they are yet to shop around for an addition to the middle of the defense.

Here's what Thiry had to say about filling Barron's vacancy:

"At the outset of the offseason, it was clear this was a position in which depth would need to be built, with backups Ramik Wilson and Bryce Hager becoming unrestricted free agents. But then the Rams released veteran starter Mark Barron, which saved in their salary cap but created a sizable hole in their defense. Barron could return on a smaller deal, but the Rams continue to monitor the free agency market and could look to the draft to bulk up the position."

Barron agreed to a deal with the Steelers on Monday.

For more on the Rams' need at LB and the biggest need for each team, click here.


The Rams rolled out one of the top tackles in the league in 2018, in right tackle Rob Havenstein.

According to Pro Football Focus, Havenstein's 84.3 overall grade was the No. 3 grade among all tackles.

The Rams extended the former Wisconsin Badger last fall, making him a Ram through the 2022 season.

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