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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Ben Skowronek, WR

The 26-year-old wideout is another player who wouldn't necessarily bring too big of a saving but his roster spot could be better utilized.

Skowronek was almost exclusively used on the special teams in 2023 after being heavily involved on offense the year prior. Even then, most of his value came as a blocker in the passing game. He has the second-highest PFF pass block grade on the team.

Throughout his three seasons with the Rams, the former Notre Dame product has 58 receptions and one touchdown in 45 games. It's hard to argue that he should be on the roster next season with that type of production.

However, cutting Skowronek would only save the Rams $1.06 million in the 2024 salary cap. There is a valid argument for having veterans who know the team and the offense as your deep bench options.

There is also an argument for taking flyers on younger players with higher upsides. Skowronek certainly doesn't fit that bill. His salary slot could be better used on a more dynamic playmaker.

The fact that there aren't too many obvious cut candidates on the roster is a great sign for the Rams. It bodes well for their future. However, FanDuel Sportsbook still isn't buying the Rams as a Super Bowl contender. Los Angeles has the sixth-best odds (+1400) in the NFC to make the Super Bowl next season.

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