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Author: Jon Kuzma
The Los Angeles Rams are in a transition phase as they relocate to the LA area and the team decided today that parting ways with Chris Long, James Laurinaitis, and Jared cook were the best moves for this team moving forward. The Rams are expected to save roughly 24 million dollars in cap space by cutting those 3 players. Which leaves the team in a position to make a splash this offseason. You have to keep in mind the Rams will be recruiting players in free agency to Los Angeles this offseason rather than St. Louis. The Los Angeles area is much easier to sell as a destination to players than St. Louis due to the emergence of the SoCal area in culture and entertainment. Having that 24 million dollars to spend in free agency outweighed having those 3 players on their roster to the Rams front office. Keep in mind these players were all core players of this team at one point in the past. Moving on from them couldn’t have been easy but it was ultimately the right move. The NFL is a young man’s league meaning teams are at their best typically with a younger average age for their team. That is why you see so many team opt for a youth movement and then part ways with veteran players. They are hoping to develop a new young nucleus for their team when they do that. That is exactly what the Rams had in mind when they made this decision. They have some good young players like Todd Gurley and Tavon Austin. Now they are hoping to bring in some other young players in to mesh with them, that way they can start off on the right foot in Los Angeles. You have to applaud Jeff Fisher for having the backbone to pull the trigger on this deal. He clearly wants to make a bang in California and we should all keep an eye on the moves they make this offseason.
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