Tuesday, March 3, 2009

It's a Start

Well the free agency window is officially open. At midnight on last Thursday, the NFL opened the free agency season and teams went shopping.

Prior to that, the Rams released some veteran players to free up some dollars under the salary cap. The Rams released QB Trent Green and WR Drew Bennett. Trent was one sneeze away from a career ending concussion, and Bennett was an injury riddled bust from the get go. With a few extra dollars in hand, the Rams offered Guard Rich Incognito and defensive lineman Victor Adeyanju one year deals. If another team tries to get them, the Rams would have a chance to match the offer, or they get draft pick compensation, if they sign with another team. Some people think Incognito is a head case, but ask what Steven Jackson thinks about him and I could care less.

The Rams have made two moves in rebuilding their team. This past weekend the Rams signed center Jason Brown from the Baltimore Ravens. At 6'3" and 320 lbs. he is a presence that will have an immediate impact on the Rams running game. Just like with Incognito, ask Steven Jackson what he thinks of this acquisition.

The Rams also locked up their cornerback Ron Bartell to a four year deal. Bartell had a decent year last year, we will see if he can build upon what he learned. The Rams are still shopping for other players. It's a start what they have done so far, let's see how they finish.

"See you on the hit side" #21

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