The Rams are bringing back a key special teamer from their Super Bowl run. According to Aaron Wilson of Pro Football Network, the team is re-signing wide receiver and return man Brandon Powell to a one-year deal.
Powell entered the league in 2018 as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Florida signing with the Lions. Powell earned a start that season in place of Kenny Golladay and recorded 6 receptions for 103 yards in his lone start. After being waived, Powell was picked up by the Falcons for the 2019 NFL season. He was promoted to the active roster that year, but didn’t see any game action in Atlanta until the 2020 NFL season. He functioned as their main return man that year while also reeling in 2 receiving touchdowns. After the season ended, he signed a contract to join the Bills, but was released before the season began. The Dolphins picked him up, stashing him on their practice squad for about a month before releasing him, as well.
It was at this time that Powell found his way to Los Angeles, signing to the Rams’ practice squad in early November. Powell became the team’s return man, even housing a punt for a 61-yard touchdown in the Rams’ postseason-clinching win over the Vikings. His receiving talents likely won’t be needed as the team returns Cooper Kupp and Van Jefferson, brings in Allen Robinson II, and hopes to bring back Odell Beckham Jr., but as a part of the Rams’ Super Bowl-winning squad, Los Angeles is willing to extend another year to the young special teamer.