11 Los Angeles Rams Who Won't Return Next Season

The Rams' window for contending is closing as Matthew Stafford gets another year older, and the young team will look to hold onto as many key pieces as possible.

Oct 29, 2023; Arlington, Texas, USA;  Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay during the second half
Oct 29, 2023; Arlington, Texas, USA; Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay during the second half / Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
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11. Cobie Durant

I realize that I'm basically sending the entire Rams DB room packing at this point, but it's kind of necessary — especially at the cornerback position.

That was probably the Rams' worst position in 2023, and it's not going to be fixed by taking a fearful approach of keeping as many of the struggling players as possible for depth. Snead and McVay need to get bold and make some real moves to shore up the back end of the defense.

And making roster space for those additions means letting most of the crop of struggling corners from 2023 walk.

Durant gave up a passer rating of 90.9 when targeted (39 throws) last season, and the 2022 fourth-round pick really hasn't shown anything in the pros that warrants a roster spot.

As a post-June 1 cut, Durant's departure would free up $985k of cap space for the Rams, but acting sooner would still free up just shy of $856k. Of course, releasing Durant is as much about having that roster space free as it is squeezing out a little bit of extra cap space.

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