Rams Sign Free Agent Tight End to Beef Up Receiving Corp

The Los Angeles Rams signed former Seattle Seahawks tight end Colby Parkinson to a multi-year deal.
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The Los Angeles Rams aren’t resting on their laurels from the 2023 season. Los Angeles hasn’t wasted any time preparing for the 2024 campaign this offseason. The Rams re-signed veteran wide receiver Demarcus Robinson to a one-year contract and veteran offensive lineman Kevin Dotson to a three-year, $48 million deal.

Along with those moves, the Rams reportedly signed free-agent guard Jonah Jackson to a three-year, $51 million contract while adding another receiving threat to their offense Monday.

Rams News: Los Angeles Inks Former Seahawks Tight End to Contract

NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported Monday that the Rams signed former Seattle Seahawks tight end Colby Parkinson to a three-year, $22.5 million contract, which includes $15.5 million guaranteed.

It doesn’t come as a surprise to see Los Angeles go after a tight end on the free agent as Tyler Higbee is working his way back from a torn ACL and MCL that he suffered in January against the Detroit Lions.

The 25-year-old tight end wasn’t utilized a ton in the passing game over the last two years by Seattle, but they also had a solid starter in Noah Fant. This past season with the Seahawks, Parkinson recorded 25 receptions (34 targets) for two touchdowns.

We shouldn’t expect Parkinson to receive more work in the Rams’ passing game next season, but he will help with their run blocking. Nevertheless, it will be interesting to see what additional moves Los Angeles makes as they still have $29 million in cap space, per OverTheCap.com.

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