NFC West Notes: Rams, Woods, Fowler

The Rams are facing a potential cap crunch, as Vinny Bonsignore and Rich Hammond of The Athletic write. An eventual extension for quarterback Jared Goff will cost the Rams upwards of $25MM per year, meaning that tough decisions could on the way.

Edge rusher Dante Fowler, who re-signed with L.A. on a one-year deal, could very well play his way out of town in 2019. Wide receiver Robert Woods, who is slated for a $9.1MM cap hit in 2021, could be pushed out in advance to create breathing room for Brandon Cooks, who will count for $16.8MM against the cap. Cornerback Marcus Peters might not be long for the Rams either – the club can cuff him with the franchise tag for 2020, but his cost may be prohibitive beyond that point.

From a financial perspective, Andrew Whitworth‘s expected retirement after the 2019 season should help matters. When/if the 37-year-old hangs ’em up, that’ll take $10.7MM off of the books.

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4 comments on “NFC West Notes: Rams, Woods, Fowler

  1. kenleyfornia2

    There is no chance Woods gets pushed out of town as long as he keeps up his production. He is McVays favorite weapon.

    • pryanadidas86

      Cupped Kupp is his favorite weapon and they probably think the 2nd or 3rd WR is interchangeable. They need Cooks speed to keep safeties honest, after that it doesn’t matter as much.

  2. nentwigs

    Seattle’s Defensive Tackle’s next appearance my be slinging burgers at McDowell’s !! (Coming to America)

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