The Daily Dose: NFC West Roster Reset, Recapping Free Agency in the Division

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 Thursday, April 5th about your Los Angeles Rams:

<span style="text-decoration: underline;">NFC West Roster Reset: Los Angeles Rams Clearly Going For It All</span>

The NFL.com’s Roster Reset series takes a division by division look at where things stand across the league heading into the 2018 NFL Draft. This week, writer Nick Shook examined the current makeup of the NFC West.

In this edition, Shook details how two unlikely teams — the Rams and 49ers — rose up in 2017 to become lead contenders in the division. He also breaks down some of the moves in free agency that should help the clubs moving forward.

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Free Agency Notables:

BIGGEST ADDITION: Ndamukong Suh, defensive tackle.
Old team: Miami Dolphins. New team: Los Angeles Rams.

“The Rams have made the most offseason noise, more so in the trade market than free agency, but capped a productive stretch that built quite an on-paper defense by signing Suh. Pairing the five-time Pro Bowler with reigning Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald, Los Angeles figures to have the best defensive line in the league. Add in a defensive backfield that now includes Marcus Peters, Aqib Talib and Lamarcus Joyner, and you're looking at quite a unit.” 

What’s Next?

“Los Angeles Rams: In unavoidably biting a line from John Cena, we're declaring the time is now for the Rams. Last season was grand, a dream for Rams fans who slogged through their first campaign back in SoCal only to be rewarded with a division crown in Year 2. Victory and success are fickle beasts, though, and with winning comes heightened expectations, multiplied by playing in the nation's second-largest media market. The various additions are great, in theory. Imagine what Wade Phillips will be able to cook up with such a loaded secondary, and with Suh slotting in next to Donald and Michael Brockers. And the majority of the offense is returning for Year Two under Sean McVay. How could this possibly fail?”

For more on the rest of the NFC West, read Shook’s full article by clicking here.

Gurley Takes in a Laker Game at Staples Center  

As the regular season winds to a close for the Los Angeles Lakers, Rams running back Todd Gurley was on hand at Staples Center to cheer on the team in their win over the Spurs. Gurley was joined by teammate Pharoh Cooper at the big game and was even featured on the Lakers’ Twitter page. 

He was also given a shoutout by the team’s owner Jeanie Buss, who took to her Instagram to thank Gurley for his support.

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