More importantly, Bulger’s future isn’t up to him. Wyche says that Bulger “wouldn’t mind” returning (for $8.5 million), but that he’d also welcome a fresh start elsewhere.
The Rams haven’t closed the door publicly on Bulger, with Steve Spagnuolo saying some kind words about him.
The lack of a salary cap means the Rams don’t have to rush to do anything. It makes a lot of sense to retain Bulger until the NFL Draft to keep all of their options open.