The Los Angeles Rams are in another offseason in which cap space is limited. According to The Athletic’s Jourdan Rodrigue, the Rams are not expected to re-sign tight end Gerald Everett, wide receiver Josh Reynolds, linebacker Samson Ebukam or running back Malcolm Brown.
Said Rodrigue, “The Rams are not expected to bring back tight end Gerald Everett or receiver Josh Reynolds, two pending free agents, and are unlikely to bring back running back Malcolm Brown or outside linebacker Samson Ebukam although that could change into the spring.”
Everett was the first draft pick in the Sean McVay era and has mostly disappointed. He’s most remembered for his heroic catch in 2018 against the Kansas City Chiefs. However, Everett failed to eclipse 500 yards in four seasons with the team. Josh Reynolds stepped up in this season in a more featured role, but he’s a guy that can be replaced.
Brown was a restricted free agent two years ago and the Rams decided to match the offer from the Lions to bring him back. With the emergence of Cam Akers and Darrell Henderson, the need for Brown isn’t there. Ebukam had 4.5 sacks each of the last two seasons, but was mostly unproductive coming off of the edge. He’s another player that can be replaced.
Rodrigue didn’t rule out safety, John Johnson, outside linebacker Leonard Floyd, cornerback Troy Hill and defensive lineman Morgan Fox. Johnson said on Instagram last week that he “got fired” on his day off. However, he may test the market before the Rams make an official offer. There’s still a good chance that the Rams won’t be able to match whatever it is another team offers.
The Rams are currently over the cap and will need to restructure some contracts to create some space. Still, it will be difficult bring back anybody on their roster with expiring contracts.