Rams free-agency update: 20-day mark

March, 18, 2009
3/18/09
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St. Louis Rams 2009 UFA Watch
Pos. Status
Ron Bartell
CB
Re-signed
Eric Moore
DE
Re-signed
Jason Brown
C
Added
James Butler
SS
Added
Brandon Gorin
OL
UFA
Rob Petitti
OL
UFA
Cory Withrow
OL
UFA
Anthony Davis
OL
UFA
Adam Goldberg
OL
UFA
Travis Minor
RB
UFA
Dane Looker
WR
UFA
Dante Hall
WR
UFA
Ricky Manning
CB
UFA
Jason Craft
CB
UFA
Fakhir Brown
CB
UFA
Gary Stills
LB
UFA
La'Roi Glover DT
UFA
Nick Leckey
C
Saints
Brett Romberg
C
Falcons
Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

The Rams have more unrestricted free agents -- 13 -- than any NFL team. That is not by accident.

The team is rebuilding with younger players while trimming fat from the payroll and making very targeted additions through free agency.

St. Louis entered the offseason needing to get stronger up the middle on both sides of the ball.

Signing center Jason Brown and fullback Mike Karney helped the cause on offense (Karney is not listed on the chart, which covers only unrestricted free agents). Signing strong safety James Butler should help the defense, although the front seven still needs work.

The Rams are carrying only eight offensive linemen, tied for the league low with the Cardinals, Panthers, Bears, Lions and Jets. NFL teams are carrying 10.5 offensive linemen on average.

The unsigned Adam Goldberg proved valuable last season. As we discussed, the Rams will certainly be targeting offensive linemen in the draft.

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