Rams free-agency update: 20-day mark
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.