This offseason, 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 Friday, Feb. 22rd about your Los Angeles Rams:
Free-agency Fun, Analyzing the NFC:
The free-agency period is drawing closer, but there is still time for sports media writers and analysts to draw up their own "dream pairings" for potential players and teams. On Thursday, NFL writer Greg Rosenthal broke down his fun potential free agent additions for each team in the NFC.
*Note: These potential matches do not take into account the realities of spending limits or negotiating tactics.
Los Angeles Rams: Brent Grimes, cornerback
"With cornerbacks Trumaine Johnson, Nickell Robey-Coleman and Kayvon Webster all possibly on the way out, the Rams need help at the position without breaking the bank. Grimes, 34, is still playing a high level. His physical style would work well in Wade Phillips' system for a team that is ready to win now."
Top 10 Defensive Backs to Pursue in Free Agency, 2018 NFL Draft:**
Over the course of the next few months, the rosters of all 32 teams in the NFL will begin to take shape for the 2018 season. In a new NFL.com series, senior analyst Gil Brandt are analyzing the best players available via free agency or the NFL Draft.
In the third installment, Brandt eyed the top 10 defensive backs worth pursuing and two Rams players were named to the list.
7. Trumaine Johnson, free agent
"Johnson has been an outstanding cornerback for the Rams, but given that he's been franchise-tagged two years in a row (earning more than $30 million in the process), he's almost certainly headed for a big payday elsewhere. Some wondered if he was fast enough as a prospect coming out of Montana, but over the course of the past six seasons, he's proven himself to be a very tough defender against both the pass and the run."
9. Lamarcus Joyner, free agent
"It would be difficult for the Rams to lose both Johnson and Joyner. Joyner is a tough defender who excels at stopping the run -- one of those defensive backs who could almost function like a linebacker. Versatility is his strength; he can play safety and he's pretty good at slot corner. Joyner is not as much a cover guy, but he'll bring a physically imposing presence wherever he goes."
David Carr's Advice for Rams QB Jared Goff:
In this week's edition of the MMQB Podcast, host Peter King details a story surrounding Rams general manager Les Snead and quarterback Jared Goff. After a rough rookie season — when the Cal product was sacked 26 times through a winless seven games — Snead asked former quarterback David Carr to speak with Goff, and give him some advice moving forward.
To listen to the full podcast and hear what Carr had to say to the young quarterback, click on the link below.