4 Former Rams Los Angeles Should Sign for a Reunion in Free Agency

The Los Angeles Rams should consider bringing in these familiar faces to bolster their Super Bowl chances next season.

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CB Darious Williams

Over the years, the Los Angeles Rams and head coach Sean McVay got a lot of players paid in free agency. Taking players who are on the margins of NFL rotations and turning them into starters before they take off somewhere else has been a staple for the Rams in the McVay era.

One of the primary examples of that was cornerback Darious Williams. After going undrafted in the 2018 NFL Draft and flaming out with the Baltimore Ravens, Williams was claimed off waivers by the Rams. He was seen as the sixth cornerback in the rotation.

However, he managed to carve out a role for himself, slowly rising up the depth chart to become a full-time starter by 2020. In his final two seasons with the Rams, Williams became a key figure in the defensive backfield, registering 97 solo tackles and four touchdowns in 30 appearances.

This landed him a lucrative three-year, $30 million deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2022. He played every game with the Jags in the last two years before becoming a cap casualty this offseason.

Williams is about to turn 31, so he might start showing some signs of decline. But the Rams need more depth at the cornerback position and Williams' familiarity with the team makes him a good candidate. New defensive coordinator Chris Shula would love to have a veteran who knows him and the schemes around in his first season on the job.