Morning Ram-blings: Around free agency

EARTH CITY, Mo. -- Instead of the usual start to the morning with a link to a story written about the St. Louis Rams and some thoughts on it, we're going to start today with an easy way to recap all that took place on free agency's opening day.

It was a wild start with plenty of money being thrown around and it was a good day to be an offensive lineman or a safety.

In this thread, our team of 32 NFL Nation reporters and others have the full rundown with news, opinion and analysis on all of the day's happenings.

To go with that, you can keep tabs on all the free agents in a thumbnail, sortable fashion with Bill Polian's free-agent tracker.

Peruse at your leisure.


A roundup of Tuesday's Rams stories appearing on ESPN.com. ... In the Ram-blings, we discussed the pending departure of offensive lineman Rodger Saffold. ... In this week's Buzz video, we took a look at how I see free agency playing out for the Rams. ... Next, we took a look at the Rams' projected salary-cap situation heading into free agency. ... From there, we offered some final thoughts only minutes before the madness started with a warning that the Rams might not be all that active right away. ... Here's the news story on Saffold's departure. And I followed that with my reaction to it. ... Finally, we capped a busy day with a recap of the Rams' inactivity.


Raiders reporter Paul Gutierrez offers his thoughts on Oakland's move to sign Saffold.

NFL Insider Mike Sando offers some potential destinations for cornerback Darrelle Revis, including a Rams mention in this Insider piece.

At stltoday.com, Jim Thomas writes that the Rams' offensive line options are thin and that was before the free-agent period began.

Columnist Bernie Miklasz disagrees with the idea that the Rams don't have any glaring needs.