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Rams Fans Get Disappointing Update on Potential Bobby Wagner Free Agent Signing

Larry Rupp
Los Angeles Rams fans get a disappointing update on the potential free agent signing of linebacker Bobby Wagner.
Los Angeles Rams fans get a disappointing update on the potential free agent signing of linebacker Bobby Wagner. / Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Rams fans had to be excited when the news broke that eight-time Pro Bowl linebacker & current free agent Bobby Wagner was visiting the team. The news isn't nearly as good this time around.

The Rams reportedly have no interest in paying Wagner his asking price of $11 million for one year.

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Peter King of NBC Sports reported that LA is not looking to cough up that kind of money in order to bring Wagner to town. It makes sense given the 31-year-old would be a luxury addition for the reigning Super Bowl champions. The Rams currently have $8.8 million in available cap space.

The idea of staying within the NFC West has always seemed to entice Wagner, though. After all, he would have an opportunity to play the team that dropped him (Seattle Seahawks) twice a year. Wagner has reportedly visited the Baltimore Ravens and garnered interest from the Dallas Cowboys as well.

Wagner has been a model of consistency over the course of his career. Not only has he played in at least 11 games in each of his 10 NFL seasons, but he has also posted at least 100 tackles in each one. Wagner racked up 170 tackles, 5 pass breakups and 1.0 sack during the 2021 season.

Where Wagner ends up may simply come down to a decision between money and location. Taking a pay cut to join the Rams is certainly a viable option. Otherwise, he will likely accept a deal from whichever team shells out the most cash. The race does seems to be down to just a few teams.

For now, the Rams have odds set at +1100 to win Super Bowl 57, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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