3 Rams Who Should Be Cut Before Free Agency Opens

The Los Angeles Rams could open up even more cap room if they part ways with some of their rotation players.

Jessica Rapfogel-USA TODAY Sports
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The Los Angeles Rams are in a much better position heading into free agency than they have been in previous offseasons. They have over $30 million in cap space and they have very few bad contracts that they need to get out of. This gives them plenty of room to strengthen the roster for a Super Bowl run.

However, there are still a few names that the Rams would be better off without. Here are three players that are the likeliest cut candidates before free agency starts in less than two weeks.

Derion Kendrick, CB

The former sixth-round pick was an important part of the secondary in 2023, playing the second-most snaps out of anyone in cornerback rotation. However, he failed to make a positive impact in his role.

The second-year player was mistake-prone in coverage, costing him his starting role as the season went on. In the Week 15 matchup against the Washington Commanders, Kendrick basically gave up two touchdowns in the fourth quarter. He was seldom used in the succeeding weeks as he lost his snaps to Cobie Durant.

The Rams would only save $1 million by cutting Kendrick. The savings wouldn't be much but it's hard to see him have a role on the team next season as he was one of the weakest links. Therefore, it may be better to cut bait sooner rather than later and draft another cornerback instead.