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Morning Ram-blings: A look at free agency

ST. LOUIS -- Over the course of the next couple of months, we'll spend plenty of time in this corner of cyberspace breaking down the Rams' free agents, how they may or may not fit in with the team next season and whether those free agents will be brought back.

Likewise, we'll investigate possible salary cap moves and how the Rams might spend possible savings on adding outside free agents. That is all to come. But before we get there, we can start by looking at the group of free agents that figures to be available in March.

Over at Pro Football Focus, the team has put together comprehensive lists of prospective free agents, sorted by team and position. The Rams have 10 possible unrestricted free agents and will have a few important decisions to make in-house before looking outside.

Obviously, offensive lineman Rodger Saffold is the big prize of that group and it remains to be seen what his value is around the league as well as how the Rams see him. His injury history will be weighed against the immense potential he showed as a guard. He figures to at least test the market.

Beyond that, there are plenty of other interesting players who are headed toward the market. Before looking into the whole list, be sure to read the disclaimers at the bottom. Grades and ratings are to be taken for what their worth.

I.C.Y.M.I.

A roundup of Wednesday's Rams stories appearing on ESPN.com. ... In the Ram-blings, we sorted through some of the top prospects from Monday night's BCS title game. ... Next, we jumped into the Johnny Football fray with a look at how his entering the draft could add more ammunition for the Rams to make another trade. ... Finally, we looked at the value in bringing Kellen Clemens back next season not only to provide a veteran presence but help along another young signal caller.

Elsewhere:

If you didn't get enough Johnny Manziel in the aforementioned piece, here's the collection of reactions from various teams around the league .

As usual, another outstanding read from Elizabeth Merrill on the Rams' hated division rival Seattle.

Stltoday.com has a note on Missouri Governor Jay Nixon appointing a retired union official to the board he's put together to work out a solution for the Edward Jones Dome.

Turf Show Times speculates the Rams could be younger in 2014 after being the youngest team in the league each of the past two years.