The Rams have retained one of their pending free agents before the onset of free agency, agreeing to terms with cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman on a three-year deal.
Robey-Coleman originally signed with the Bills as an undrafted free agent out of USC and played four years in Buffalo, before arriving back in Los Angeles last offseason on a one-year deal. He intercepted a pair of passes for the Rams in 2017, also recording nine pass breakups, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery.
The defensive back played well in the slot for Los Angeles, receiving an 84.9 overall grade from Pro Football Focus. He played in 15 of the Rams’ 16 regular-season games, starting four — two at outside corner and two in the slot.
With Robey-Coleman back, the Rams are now in position to retain several key members of their secondary before the start of the new league year on Wednesday. Los Angeles placed its franchise tag on safety Lamarcus Joyner last week, and placed a tender on exclusive rights free agent Troy Hill on Monday.
Cornerback Trumaine Johnson is also a pending free agent, and his agent is now able to negotiate with other teams with the start of the NFL’s so-called legal tampering period on Monday.