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FRANCHISE PLAYER
None.

TRANSITION PLAYER
None.

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS

--TE Billy Bajema has been a solid blocker in the past, but his play fell off in 2011. The addition of Mike Mulligan means he probably won't be re-signed.

--S James Butler was one of former coach Steve Spagnuolo's first signings in 2009, but he never played to the level expected. He can be a role player, but it will be somewhere else in 2012.

--WR Mark Clayton wasn't able to come back in 2012 from a serious knee injury the season before and ended up on IR again after playing sparingly. His career might be over.

--QB A.J. Feeley injured his thumb after taking over for an injured Sam Bradford last season and wasn't able to play again. It is unlikely that he will be re-signed after the Rams re-signed Kellen Clemens.

--DT Gary Gibson has been a solid producer inside in the rotation, but his future with the Rams is in doubt with the change in the coaching staff.

--OL Adam Goldberg has filled in at four positions on the line in recent seasons and has contributed needed depth. With the addition of other backup linemen, Goldberg won't return.

--CB Rod Hood was signed when injuries hit the cornerback position and was solid by the end of the season. There appears to be no interest in re-signing him.

--CB Justin King played through injuries last season, but is nothing more than a nickel back. He was pressed into a starter's role because of injuries.

--T Mark LeVoir is still looking for a team, and the Rams have shown little interest.

--RB Jerious Norwood was never able to show the speed he has and didn't contribute much to the running game or special teams. It seems unlikely he will be re-signed.

--LB Brady Poppinga started on the strong side, and improved as he became comfortable with the defense. However, the odds are long that he will be re-signed.

--TE Stephen Spach is a blocking tight end that didn't play much during the 2012 season after being signed following his release by Arizona in the cutdown to 53 players.

--WR Cadillac Williams had some productive moments, but not many. Although the Rams have little depth at the position, Williams isn't likely in their plans.

--C Tony Wragge replaced Jason Brown during the season and was solid. The addition of Scott Wells and Robert Turner makes his return unlikely.

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS (not tendered offers)

--DE C.J. Ah You (not tendered as RFA) was a favorite of the previous coaching staff, and he remains unsigned.

RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS
None.

EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS FREE AGENTS

--G Bryan Mattison (tendered at $465,000) started at the end of the season at right guard, and appeared to have promise.

--S Darian Stewart (tendered at $540,000) has come a long way since being signed as an undrafted free agent in 2010. Likes to mix it up, but has to improve on taking better angles in run support.

PLAYERS RE-SIGNED

--WR Danny Amendola: RFA tendered at $1.927M with second-round pick as compensation); $1.927M/1 yr.

--QB Tom Brandstater: Not tendered as ERFA; $540,000/1 yr.

--QB Kellen Clemens: UFA; $710,000/1 yr, $10,000 SB.

--DT Jermelle Cudjo: ERFA; $465,000/1 yr.

--WR Dominique Curry: ERFA; $465,000/1 yr.

--FB Brit Miller: Not tendered as ERFA; $615,000/1 yr.

PLAYERS ACQUIRED

--LB Jo-Lonn Dunbar: UFA Saints; $3.05M/2 yrs, $1M SB.

--CB Cortland Finnegan: UFA Titans; $50M/5 yrs, $5M SB/$24M guaranteed.

--DE William Hayes: UFA Titans; $900,000/1 yr, $100,000 SB.

--DT Kendall Langford: UFA Dolphins; $22M/4 yrs, $4M SB/$6M fully guaranteed/$5M '13 base guaranteed against injury.

--DT Trevor Laws: UFA Eagles: $700,000/1 yr.

--TE Matthew Mulligan: Not tendered as RFA by Jets; $1.6M/2 yrs, $200,000 SB.

--T/G Quinn Ojinnaka: UFA Colts; $700,000/1 yr.

--WR Steve Smith: UFA Eagles; $2.5M/1 yr, $625,000 base guarantee/$1.5M RB.

--C/G Robert Turner: UFA Jets; $700,000/1 yr.

--C Scott Wells: UFA Packers; $24M/4 yrs, $4M SB/$13M guaranteed.

PLAYERS LOST

--DT Justin Bannan (released).

--CB Ron Bartell (released).

--OG Jacob Bell: UFA Bengals; 1 yr, terms unknown.

--C Jason Brown (released).

--PK Josh Brown (released).

--LB Chris Chamberlain: UFA Saints; $4.05M/3 yrs, $1.2M SB.

--DE James Hall (released).

--CB Al Harris (UFA; retired).

--P Donnie Jones: UFA Texans; $890,000/1 yr, $65,000 SB.

--LB Bryan Kehl: UFA Redskins; terms unknown.

--WR Brandon Lloyd: UFA Patriots; $12M/3 yrs, $3M SB.

--WR Nick Miller (released).

--CB Nate Ness (released).

--LB David Nixon (released).

--DT Fred Robbins (released).

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