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 Tuesday, April 3rd about your Los Angeles Rams:
2018 NFL Untradeables: Aaron Donald, Antonio Brown and More
It seems that with every NFL offseason there are always a few trades and releases that catch the sports world by surprise. For example, the 2018 season has already seen Kirk Cousins sign with the Vikings, the Seahawks release longtime cornerback Richard Sherman and the potential trade of wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.
And with all that has happened in this year’s free agency period, NFL.com writer Adam Rank got to thinking about who the league’s truly untradeable players are in today’s game. He listed eight players as the NFL’s most untradeable, but did not include any quarterbacks on the list due to the high value placed on the position by almost every team.
Aaron Donald, DT, Los Angeles Rams
“Donald has been one of the best defenders in the NFL, is the face of the Rams' defense and plays some mean ping-pong. And the Rams just paired him with Ndamukong Suh to form a defensive line so formidable, you thought it would only be possible on Madden Ultimate Team. Like I said earlier this month, the Rams are the team to beat in the NFC (don't @ me). They are not going to move Donald.”
Todd Gurley, RB, Los Angeles Rams
“The face of the Rams' offense. And I know, running back has been devalued for a few years now, though some have screamed "REVIVAL!" enough to make you think that's not the case. But the point here is that nobody's going to give you fair market value for a 23-year-old back who just scored 19 touchdowns and earned Offensive Player of the Year honors. Plus, if you traded the best L.A.-based RB in generations, you'd trigger the Rams fans from the 1980s who had to live through the Eric Dickerson trade.”
Rams Receive High Free Agency Grade Thanks to Ndamukong Suh signing, Trades
ESPN.com is recapping the initial wave of free agency for each team in the NFL and giving out grades for the best acquisitions and trades. With the signing of defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and the acquisition of Pro Bowl cornerbacks Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib, the Rams found themselves with the second-highest grade in the league — a B .
Grade: B .
No team has made moves like the Rams this offseason, through free agency and via trade. They acquired a couple of shutdown corners before the start of the new league year, then signed one of the game's best interior defenders while the owners meetings were ongoing. The Rams also were able to re-sign a trio of important players, though holes do remain.
Additions: Suh; Talib; Peters; Nickell Robey-Coleman, CB (re-sign); John Sullivan, C (re-sign); Dominique Easley, DE (re-sign); Ramik Wilson, ILB; Sam Shields, CB.
Subtractions: Watkins; Quinn; Ogletree; Trumaine Johnson, CB; Cody Davis, S; Derek Carrier, TE; Tyrunn Walker, DT; Lance Dunbar, RB.