The Rams Are About to Get Some Extra Cap Space and They Should Use it On This Free Agent

Zach Brunner
The Los Angeles Rams should target this free agent with their new cap space.
The Los Angeles Rams should target this free agent with their new cap space. / Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

We are in the slow stretch of the NFL offseason, where the draft is completed, but training camp is still weeks away. However, the little bit of excitement that we get tomorrow is that teams with cuts designated as post-June 1 frees up a bit of money.

The Los Angeles Rams are one of these teams freeing up money, gaining $5.5 million of space from the release of running back Todd Gurley. With this money, the Rams would be wise to target veteran offensive tackle Cordy Glenn.

Nearly all of the Rams' offensive struggles last season stemmed from the struggling offensive line. Running backs couldn't find running lanes and Jared Goff was often pressured on his dropbacks. This caused the offense to stall and defense to play a lot of snaps.

The Rams continue to lack top-end talent on the offensive line, with one of their best players up front being Andrew Whitworth, who turns 39 during the season. If he goes down, he take the Rams' season with him, unless they sign a quality backup.

Glenn is a veteran offensive tackle with plenty of experience. He has 97 career starts, between the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals. Glenn has had ups and downs in his NFL career, but a reserve role with the Rams could be perfect for the 30-year-old lineman.

Injuries have been a big problem for Glenn recently, missing 10 games last season and 23 games over the past three seasons combined.

Signing Glenn to be a reserve lineman would obviously limit his snaps and reduce the chance for injury, though. He is also more than trustworthy to make a start, if someone gets injured, and he could slide into the starting lineup next season, if Whitworth decides to hang it up.

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