|Offense||32nd||78.2 (31st)||184.4 (31st)|
|Defense||9th||103.8 (16th)||233.2 (10th)|
|31||Alexander, Maurice||FS||6-1||220||2/16/1991||4||Utah State|
|66||Arkin, David (FA)||G||6-5||307||10/7/1987||3||Missouri State|
|11||Austin, Tavon||WR||5-8||176||3/15/1990||5||West Virginia|
|Bryant, Omarius||DT||6-3||310||10/26/1994||R||Western Kentucky|
|41||Christian, Marqui||DB||5-11||196||10/27/1994||2||Midwestern State|
|10||Cooper, Pharoh||WR||5-11||207||3/7/1995||2||South Carolina|
|Davis, Kevin||LB||6-2||240||11/21/1993||R||Colorado State|
|Davis, Justin||RB||6-1||208||11/11/1995||R||Southern California|
|38||Davis, Cody||FS||6-1||206||6/6/1989||5||Texas Tech|
|Dunbar, Lance||RB||5-8||195||1/25/1990||6||North Texas|
|Ebukam, Samson||LB||6-2||240||5/9/1995||R||Eastern Washington|
|Everett, Gerald||TE||6-3||227||6/25/1994||R||South Alabama|
|70||Fox, Morgan||DE||6-3||259||9/12/1994||1||Colorado State-Pueblo|
|6||Hekker, Johnny||P||6-5||236||2/8/1990||6||Oregon State|
|84||Hemingway, Temarrick||TE||6-5||244||7/30/1993||2||South Carolina State|
|89||Higbee, Tyler||TE||6-4||243||1/1/1993||2||Western Kentucky|
|Jefferson, A.J.||DT||6-2||245||3/3/1993||R||Mississippi State|
|Johnson, John||SAF||6-1||205||//||R||Boston College|
|Johnson, Isaiah||SAF||6-1||202||5/16/1992||2||Georgia Tech|
|35||Jordan, Michael||DB||6-0||200||10/21/1992||2||Missouri Western State|
|20||Joyner, Lamarcus||CB||5-8||184||11/27/1990||4||Florida State|
|Kupp, Cooper||WR||6-2||198||6/15/1993||R||Eastern Washington|
|45||Laskey, Zach||FB||6-2||225||7/8/1992||2||Georgia Tech|
|96||Longacre, Matt||DE||6-3||260||9/21/1991||3||Northwest Missouri State|
|14||Mannion, Sean||QB||6-6||233||4/25/1992||3||Oregon State|
|15||Marquez, Bradley||WR||5-10||196||12/14/1992||3||Texas Tech|
|44||McQuaide, Jake||LS||6-2||244||12/7/1987||7||Ohio State|
|8||McRoberts, Paul||WR||6-2||200||11/15/1992||1||Southeast Missouri State|
|72||Murphy, Pace||T||6-6||295||3/2/1994||2||Northwestern State-Louisiana|
|Peterson, Kevin||CB||5-11||179||3/22/1994||1||Oklahoma State|
|94||Quinn, Robert||DE||6-4||264||5/18/1990||7||North Carolina|
|34||Reynolds, Chase (FA)||RB||6-0||205||10/22/1987||5||Montana|
|Reynolds, Josh||WR||6-3||187||2/16/1995||R||Texas A&M|
|Robey-Coleman, Nickell||DB||5-8||165||1/17/1992||5||Southern California|
|Rogers, Sam||FB||5-10||231||4/12/1995||R||Virginia Tech|
|Ryan, Shakeir||WR||5-8||157||8/11/1995||R||Northwestern State-Louisiana|
|97||Sims, Eugene (FA)||DE||6-6||269||3/18/1986||8||West Texas A&M|
|Sullivan, John||C||6-4||310||8/8/1985||9||Notre Dame|
|13||Thomas, Mike||WR||6-1||200||8/16/1994||2||Southern Mississippi|
|Thompson, Carlos||LB||6-5||243||2/16/1992||2||Ole Miss|
|Tillery, Lenard||RB||5-10||200||//||R||Southern University|
|Webster, Kayvon||DB||5-11||198||2/1/1991||5||South Florida|
|93||Westbrooks, Ethan||DE||6-4||267||11/15/1990||4||West Texas A&M|
|69||Wichmann, Cody||G||6-5||319||3/2/1992||3||Fresno State|
|63||Williams, Darrell||T||6-4||301||8/31/1993||3||South Florida|
|Woods, Robert||WR||6-0||190||4/10/1992||5||Southern California|
|4||Zuerlein, Greg||K||6-0||196||12/27/1987||6||Missouri Western State|
|Team||OLine Avg. Ht||OLine Avg. Wt||DLine Avg. Ht||DLine Avg. Wt||Avg. Age||Youngest||Oldest|
Purcell spent his first three seasons in the league with the 49ers after joining the team as an undrafted free agent. During the 2016 campaign, Purcell played in 15 games (five starts), tallying 26 tackles and a forced fumble. After being waived by the 49ers earlier in the week, Purcell will now join the Rams and aim to win a roster spot as a backup along the defensive line.
Gaines missed the Rams' past two games due to his thigh injury but his full participation indicates he's over the issue and will play in Saturday's tilt against San Francisco.
Austin underwent wrist surgery in early May, but that hasn't stopped him from putting in work during minicamp. The wideout has been running routes and catching tennis balls on the sidelines, but he's itching to get back onto the field without restrictions. "I still run routes - I'm getting my routes in with the boys when I try to watch them towards the end of [of the field]," Austin said. "So it's definitely frustrating, just because I don't know what happened to my wrist in the first place." There are plenty of questions surrounding the role Austin will play in new head coach Sean McVay's offense, but those questions will be sidelined until the 26-year-old returns. "I think we have ideas of the way we want to utilize him," McVay noted. "I think he's done a lot of great things on tape, but until you're actually able to get out on the grass with him, watch him do some of the things that we're asking him to do, it does make it a little bit more difficult." Austin will look to build upon his 2016 numbers -- 668 yards from scrimmage and four touchdowns -- as the speedster continues to emerge as a deep-ball threat.
Kupp worked on the inside while Tavon Austin (wrist) spent this spring recovering from surgery. Although Austin often occupies a slot role himself, the rookie fifth-rounder apparently emerged as a 'go-to' target during his initial practices there. Given Kupp's 4.62-second 40-yard dash time, he probably lacks the explosiveness to play on the outside, but that's hardly a problem with Austin. As a result, the veteran could be used more as a perimeter deep threat, leaving Kupp to clean up receptions underneath.
After missing last week's game versus the Niners, Thomas garnered just one target Sunday, which he secured for 15 yards.
Spruce practiced this week for the first time since landing on IR in November. However, according to the report, Spruce will not be eligible to play in Sunday's game versus the Cardinals.
Goff took a notoriously long time to grasp the Rams' playbook as a rookie last season, when he didn't earn his first start until Week 11. From there, Goff looked nothing like a No. 1 overall pick, finishing with a 54.6 completion percentage, 5.31 yards per attempt, and five touchdowns versus seven interceptions. In the wake of a coaching staff overhaul, however, Goff appears to have adjusted to McVay's scheme much better this offseason. While that reportedly comes thanks to simplified terminology and concepts, it remains to be seen whether Goff can translate his improved understanding into on-field success.
Hemingway is the Rams' fourth tight end, so he'll likely remain inactive most weeks unless one of the team's other options at the position is out with an injury. The rookie has made three appearances this season, but is still looking for his first career catch.
Harkey injured his triceps working in practice on Friday and was unable to play in Week 14. His absence will likely open up work for Temarrick Hemingway at tight end.
Barwin's signing addresses a major need for the Rams after the team jettisoned a pair of veteran edge rushers on the first day of free agency. The 30-year-old Barwin is coming off one of his least productive seasons as a pro, racking up 5.0 sacks over 16 games. That said, Barwin hasn't missed a game in six full seasons and he will add a veteran presence to an otherwise young defensive corps.
It seems as if the move to the IR cements the suspicion that Forrest tore his ACL on Sunday, although the team has yet to comment on specifics of the injury. The 24-year-old recorded nine tackles, one pass deflection, and one fumble recovery in 10 games, primarily on special teams.
On Tuesday, Goff handled a full allotment of reps at practice, after which interim head coach John Fassel stated the rookie has entered the final stage of the concussion protocol. Goff will thus have three days to meet with an independent neurologist and gain clearance for game action. If the preceding occurs, as expected, Goff will assume his typical mantle, while Mannion usurps veteran Case Keenum as the Rams looks toward the future.
As the offensive coordinator for Washington the past three years, McVay leaned on Jordan Reed whenever he was healthy, and his backups were also able to provide serviceable fantasy results when Reed was injured. Higbee has the physical tools needed to succeed at the highest level, but the Los Angeles offense will have to prove it can get out of its own way before the second-year tight end lands on the fantasy radar. Additionally, the Rams also added Gerald Everett in the second round of the 2017 draft, so Higbee could be leapfrogged on the depth chart, if he hasn't been already.
Thompson, who went undrafted out of Ole Miss in 2015, was out of the league last season after spending his rookie year with the Texans. He's only tallied two tackles across two game appearances and likely won't push for anything more than a depth role at outside linebacker with the Rams.
Despite a strong first impression, McKinzy's hamstring issues seem to have suffocated his roster chance. The rookie's inability to perform at the same high level that he had prior to his hamstring setback is what likely prompted this move.
The Rams shopped Johnson after he signed a $16.74 million franchise tender last month but failed to gain any traction. As a result, he and the team have renewed talks over a long-term contract, which needs to be settled prior to the July 15 deadline for franchise players. Regardless, the 27-year-old appears on track to take the field in a Rams uniform for the 2017 season.
Dunbar's one-year contract is worth up to $3 million, suggesting the Rams expect him to be an important part of the offense in a complementary role to early-down workhorse Todd Gurley. McVay mentioned Washington's Chris Thompson when explaining the role he envisions for Dunbar, who displayed impressive pass-catching chops during his time in Dallas. It seems as if Dunbar has a clear path to the No. 2 running back job, though the Rams likely would utilize a committee if Gurley were to suffer an injury.
As a first-round selection (2014) who wasn't taken within the top 10 picks (No. 13), Donald gets an option-year salary equal to the average of the third- through 25th-highest salaries at his position. The fifth-year option thus locks him in for 2018 at a salary of only $6.892 million, which would be an incredible bargain for a player of his caliber. He probably won't end up playing for that figure, as the Rams will try to sign him to a long-term extension either this offseason or next. Boasting 28 sacks and 163 tackles in 48 games through three seasons, Donald should end up with one of the largest non-quarterback contracts in the NFL.
Alexander was known to have missed out on the early goings of offseason practices due to an injury, but the nature of the ailment wasn't clear. Fortunately, the 2014 fourth-rounder was just starting to up his level of activity as the offseason program came to a close and is expected to return to full health by the start of training camp in late July.
Christian injured his ankle in the second quarter of Sunday's game, though the specifics of the injury remain unclear. The issue isn't thought to be severe and shouldn't limit him in the slightest once offseason work roles around.
Unfortunately, Ogletree slowed down at the end of the season and registered just 24 stops (18 solo tackles) through the final four games. Still, the 25-year-old linebacker was a high-end IDP option with a reliable fantasy floor outside of his underwhelming finish. Looking ahead to 2017, if Ogletree can provide more of the playmaking ability he's flashed at times throughout his first four seasons, the fantasy star could elevate his stock even higher.
Sims was forced out of the Rams' Week 10 contest against the Jets due to a possible concussion, but he's since been able to clear through the league's protocol and will be good to go in Week 11.
With Lance Kendricks departing in the offseason and not replaced by another veteran, Everett and 2016 fourth-round pick Tyler Higbee figure to compete for snaps and targets, with the rookie likely to get more time in the slot while the latter is mostly used as an in-line tight end. The Rams do have an obvious need for playmakers in the passing game, but given the recent track record of rookie tight ends, Everett likely will need a season or two to develop before he truly has a chance to fill the kind of pivotal role Reed handled in McVay's Redskins offenses the past three seasons. Everett does have a lot in common with Reed from a measurables standpoint, and he'll look to utilize that high-end athleticism and speed to compensate for his lack of ideal size for the tight end position.
As a backup cornerback with the Rams in 2016, Hill recorded 40 tackles and two passes defensed in 12 games. His absence for the first two weeks of 2017 shouldn't have a large impact on the secondary.
Jordan went down last week against the Seahawks. However, his full participation Thursday suggests he isn't in line to miss any time.
Westbrooks has tallied at least 19 tackles and two sacks for the Rams in both of the last two seasons. Now that ESPN reported he won't be facing legal charges from an incident last month, Westbrooks can set his sights on protecting his starting defensive end job this summer.
Blythe spent the 2016 campaign with the Colts, playing in eight games and logging one start. After being waived by the Colts earlier in the week, he'll now join the Rams and should provide some help on the interior of the line if he makes the final roster.
Walker signed with the Rams back in March after spending the past two seasons with the Lions. Only 27, the defensive tackle has a good shot of winding up on another roster before training camp.
It's still unclear what Laskey is suffering from, but the Rams were evidently impressed with his potential as a fullback. He'll tryout for the team once again ahead of the 2017 campaign.
It's unclear why exactly Quinn had surgery, but the team doesn't appear concerned about his health to this point. It is anticipated that he'll return for the start of training camp without limitation.
Zuerlein attempted only 22 field goals in 2016 but converted 19 of them and was perfect from inside of 40 yards. The kicker's deal will keep him with the Rams through the 2019 season. At this point, the main thing limiting Zuerlein's fantasy production is the Rams offense, which was last in the league in both yards and points per game last season.
Fox has stood out in practice and has been subsequently added to the active roster. Fox will likely serve as a special teams asset.
The Rams added two wide receivers and a tight end in the 2017 draft, and with a new coaching regime, Cooper's fit in the offense is completely up in the air. He caught 14 of 20 targets for just 106 yards during his rookie campaign, and the Gamecock product probably won't ever make it as a traditional outside receiver. Additionally, with Tavon Austin likely the better option out of the slot and for gadget plays, Cooper could have a steep uphill climb to fantasy relevance as a Ram. Still, Cooper is talented and boasts big-play ability, so it's too early in his career to write him off.
While Barron's fantasy value took a hit after losing his eligibility at strong safety, he still produced strong fantasy numbers and was a rock-solid option in the majority of seasonal leagues. There is also room for him to improve his sack (one) and interception (two) totals, which would make Barron a weekly high-floor, high-ceiling contributor.
The Rams shuffled their offensive line a fair bit Thursday, trading away former first-rounder Greg Robinson and adding a pair of young prospects in Kozan and Michael Dunn. Kozan, however, is unlikely to be the answer to fill Robinson's starting spot on the line.
Robey-Coleman joins the Rams after playing college ball at the Los Angeles Coliseum for USC. In returning to his former stomping ground as a Bills player last season, Robey-Coleman intercepted two passes, returning one for a touchdown. Although those were the 25-year-old's only picks of the campaign, Robey-Coleman still showed good promise as a nickel cornerback, where he figures to bolster the Rams' ranks this season.
The second year linebacker projects to back up Alec Ogletree this season. His status for Monday's season opener against the 49ers will depend on if he can clear the NFL's concussion protocol. If he cannot play, Josh Forrest will likely slide into the backup role.
Longacre was limited to six games in 2016 due to an injured heel and tallied just six tackles on the year. He'll compete for a depth role along the defensive line this summer.
Brockers' Week 10 status wasn't too iffy after practicing in full on Friday, despite missing practice earlier in the week due to the minor groin issue.
With Benny Cunningham headed for free agency, Brown projects as the No. 2 back behind Todd Gurley for the 2017 campaign. Los Angeles could bring in reinforcements through free agency or the draft, and a new coaching regime could also shake things up, but Brown projects as the next man up at this point. In deep dynasty/keeper leagues, speculatively owning Brown could reward if he opens next season as Gurley's handcuff.
Marquez ended the 2016 season on injured reserve due to a knee injury he sustained in Week 15. The Texas Tech product is coming off a season in which he logged the fifth-most snaps on special teams for the Rams and will likely need to earn his keep in that phase of the game once again in order to secure a roster spot ahead of Week 1.
With Nelson Spruce (calf) placed on injured reserve Friday, Countess brings Los Angeles back to having a full, 53-man roster. However, it isn't clear where he slots in on the depth chart given the complicated positional arrangement of the Rams' secondary.
Joyner's planned position change comes after he spent the first three years of his career playing primarily as a nickel cornerback. While Joyner was plenty successful there, compiling 178 tackles and 13 pass deflections in 40 games, Los Angeles' offseason signing of Nickell Robey-Coleman gives it another standout at the position. So, with Maurice Alexander moving to fill the departed T.J. McDonald's strong safety spot, Joyner will move back to the free safety position, where his instincts and flexibility figure to serve him well.
Webster spent his first four seasons in Denver, but he was stuck behind Aqib Talib and Bradley Roby over the past two years, resulting in just 19 total tackles. With Los Angeles, he'll likely compete for a starting spot against E.J. Gaines heading into the new season.
The SoCal native and former USC standout got an irresistible offer, signing a five-year deal for a reported $39 million, including $15 million guaranteed. It's a surprising sum for a player who never reached 700 yards in a season despite starting 48 of his 57 games in four years with the Bills. The 2013 second-round selection does have a reputation as one of the better run-blocking wideouts in the league, and he's coming off a 2016 campaign in which he posted career-best marks for catch rate (67.1 percent) and yards per target (8.1). Woods will replace new Browns acquisition Kenny Britt, who caught 68 passes for 1,002 yards and five touchdowns on 111 targets last season (15 games) for the Rams. While it initially appears Los Angeles downgraded without saving much cap room, Woods will celebrate his 25th birthday in April and thus may still have untapped upside, whereas Britt is an eight-year veteran who will turn 29 in September.
Easley, who was tendered back in March, has finally signed with the team officially. He'll look to see an increased role in 2017 after a 2016 season that saw him record 35 tackles and 3.5 sacks in 16 games.
Davis was limited in practice Friday after sitting out on Wednesday and Thursday. If he's unable to play on Sunday look for Marqui Christian to see a few extra reps.
Johnson spent his entire rookie season on the Bucs' practice squad, but he'll be given an opportunity to compete for the active roster throughout the upcoming offseason.
Gurley had a down year in 2016 -- 885 yards and six touchdowns on 278 carries -- after a promising rookie campaign, as the back often failed to hit the hole when given the ball. The blame isn't Gurley's alone, as a subpar offensive line and a non-threatening passing attack certainly didn't help his cause. With the season behind him, the 22-year-old has shown new found maturity in all aspects of his game this offseason. "He knows what were trying to do on the offensive line as far as front side and back side," starting left guard Rodger Saffold noted. "So, he knows where the play is going. Inside, with our wide zones and our inside zones, I think he's attacking where we want the ball to go a lot better. And I think he's letting things develop, too." Gurley will have to bounce back if the Rams hope to improve a 4-12 campaign last year, as he provides the main spark on offense, and it's clear everyone in the locker room believes it will happen. "How hard he's taken everything, and how serious he's taken everything, has been awesome," Jared Goff noted. "I expect him to have a great year."
Green, an undrafted rookie free agent, impressed in his preseason debut as he racked up 64 yards and caught the winning touchdown against the Cowboys. The Rams total nine running backs on their roster, but factor in injuries and Tre Mason's bizarre disappearance and Green has a shot to make the 53-man roster if he continues his impactful play. The rookie could get less opportunities in Week 3 as the starters are poised to stay on the field longer, making every carry Green gets that much more valuable.
Trinca-Pasat spent the entire 2016 season on injured reserve after tearing his ACL last June. While it isn't clear if he's fully recovered, when healthy, he'll compete for a backup role at defensive end behind starters Michael Brockers and Ethan Westbrooks.