Head coach Sean McVay and the Los Angeles Rams enter the NFL free agency period with a clear-cut mindset on the state of the team. While the offense certainly needed to be addressed, the secondary of the Rams also needed some upgrade.
General manager Les Snead didn’t waste any time with his signings, with wide receiver Robert Woods set to take the place of Kenny Britt, who signed with the Cleveland Browns. Snead also traded veteran defensive end William Hayes to the Miami Dolphins, in order to create some more cap space for 2017.
However, Tuesday brought about new headlines for the Rams, as they inked defensive back and special team star Kayvon Webster, via Ian Rapoport of NFL Network:
The LA #Rams deal for CB and special teams star Kayvon Webster is for 2 years and worth$8M, source said. Up to $12mil with incentives.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 14, 2017
With the deal set at $8 million, it certainly provides room for improvement with possibly $4 million in extra incentives. While the Rams are reportedly shopping Trumaine Johnson, it could slate Webster or E.J. Gaines towards a starting cornerback on the roster.
The 26-year-old suffered from a concussion and a hamstring injury in 2016, which put an end to his season. However, Webster now gets a chance to reunite with his Super Bowl winning defensive coordinator in Wade Phillips.
Webster appeared in 13 games last season, but did not make a start for the Denver Broncos. During the 2016 season, he posted just three tackles (one assisted), along with a pass defended.