Each weekday, theRams.com 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 Wednesday, March 27th about your Los Angeles Rams.
MOST IMPACTFUL MOVE
ESPN's NFL Nation reporters rated each NFL team based free agency efforts and each club's most impactful move since the league calendar turned earlier this month.
The Rams earned an 'average' rating, adding safety Eric Weddle, linebacker Clay Matthews, and re-signing outside linebacker Dante Fowler.
Nation reporter Lindsey Thiry says bringing Fowler back for 2019 was the Rams' most impactful move off the offseason so far, here's why:
Most impactful move: "The Rams did not use the franchise tag on linebacker Dante Fowler, who started 11 games (including the playoffs) after he was acquired at the trade deadline, and it appeared the fourth-year pro would test the market as an unrestricted free agent. But the Rams negotiated a one-year prove-it deal with the pass-rusher, keeping his price from likely going up in free agency and keeping a key playmaker in defensive coordinator Wade Phillips' 3-4 scheme."
For each team's most impactful move in free agency, click here.
PASS INTERFERENCE RULE CHANGE
NFL owners agreed on a major rule change for the 2019 season at their annual meetings in Arizona this week.
Offensive and defensive pass interference calls, in addition to pass interference non-calls, can now be challenged outside of the final two minutes of the half. According to Jeremy Bergman of NFL.com, the rule change passed NFL owners 31-1 on Tuesday night.
He explained the birth of the provision on Wednesday evening.
"This decision comes a day after New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton said that the competition committee agreed to an amended rule-change proposal (6B), in which coaches would be allowed to challenge offensive and defensive pass interference even if there was no flag on the play. The rule change that passed on Tuesday night is considered 6C."
For more on the rule change, click here.
WHAT MATTHEWS ADDS
NFL Network analyst Brian Baldinger broke down what Matthews will bring to the Los Angeles defense, specifically what he might look like rushing alongside defensive tackle Aaron Donald in his 11th season.