Expect the Rams to be connected to plenty of free agent wide receivers when and if we actually have free agency.
The Rams have a group of so-so receivers, with the best among them (Donnie Avery) coming off a serious injury. Mark Clayton is expected to be re-signed, but he’s also coming off big injury.
There should be a number of decent receiver options available on the market, but Sidney Rice is the biggest fish. He’s shown the ability to be a dominant true No. 1 wideout, even if he hasn’t shown that ability consistently enough.
It’s no surprise, then, that ProFootballWeekly hears through Rams sources that the Rams “have some interest” in Rice. The hip injury that limited Rice last year will hurt his value a bit, but he looked healthy enough at the end of the season.
The Rams have shown they aren’t afraid to spend in free agency of late. (Jason Brown is one example.) Josh McDaniels has been able to find production out of lesser receivers, but you don’t want to rely on him turning Laurent Robinson into Brandon Lloyd.
Rice would be a nice high risk/high reward addition to help out Sam Bradford.