Report: Rams to release Leonard Floyd if no trade partner found

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The Rams are looking to move on from another veteran on their roster.

After news surfaced earlier on Monday that receiver Allen Robinson has been given permission to seek a trade, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports Los Angeles will release edge rusher Leonard Floyd if they don’t find a trade partner for him.

Floyd signed with the Rams on a one-year deal in 2020 and recorded 10.5 sacks, 11 tackles for loss, and 19 quarterback hits in 16 games. He then posted 9.5 sacks in 2021 and 9.0 sacks in 2022, playing all 17 games in each of the last two seasons. In Los Angeles’ championship run in the 2021 postseason, Floyd had 2.0 sacks and two tackles for loss in four games.

The Rams would incur a $19 million cap hit in dead money by releasing him with $3 million in cap savings. But if Los Angeles used a post-June 1 designation, they’ll save $15.5 million in cap space with a $6.5 million dead cap hit.

A Bears first-round pick in 2016, Floyd has 47.5 sacks in 104 career games. He’s also recorded 54 tackles for loss, 103 QB hits, three forced fumbles, seven fumble recoveries, and a pair of interceptions.

After a 5-12 season, the Rams have already moved on from linebacker Bobby Wagner and could be looking to trade defensive back Jalen Ramsey.

25 responses to “Report: Rams to release Leonard Floyd if no trade partner found

  1. Snead, McVay, and Co. got us to two SB’s so I have to trust the process but we might need name tags when we next open camp.

  2. They need to do what the Bears did and blow it up and start over. Get rid of as many big contracts as you can and take the cap hit next year so you can start fixing things next offseason. It will probably be a little tougher for them given their cap situation

  3. The Rams are making moves that need to be made. Robinson was a bust pick up and Floyd hasn’t done much the past couple of years.

  4. This is what cap hell looks like. But at least the Rams have a SB to show for it.

  5. They will have to release Ramsey too. No team should trade for any of the Rams huge contract players.

  6. I love reports that a player will be released if they can’t be traded …

    It really drives up the trade value

  7. Why did McVay come back?

    They went the madden franchise mode route, bought a superbowl, and will probably be one of the worst teams in the league next year.

  8. Feels like the rams are rebuilding. Surprised they are not trying to trade Stafford at this point.

  9. The high cost, low return aging veterans are coming home to roost for the Smartest Team in the NFL.

  10. cakesw says:
    March 6, 2023 at 11:11 am
    I love reports that a player will be released if they can’t be traded …

    It really drives up the trade value
    If you think it actually changes the value it just means your really really easily swayed and/or likely gullible. By releasing the news the hope is that teams that the player WOUDLNT choose as a free agent would then become interested.

  11. Why do teams announce they will cut if they cannot arrange a trade? Its like they want to say, ‘no one else wanted him and we were forced to cut him.’ I’d rather they say nothing and announce the cut. Save your energy with the fake trade investigation effort.

  12. They should call Tampa for some advice on how to rebuild after buying a championship. Oh wait, Tampa is just as bad at it.

  13. This doesn’t sound like a standard rebuild. I trust Snead and McVay to put a good team on the field. The same people talking trash now didn’t believe we’d win the Super Bowl.

    What’s interesting is all the talk in Detroit, pro and con, about adding Ramsey.

  14. I think most every team out there would trade a Super Bowl win for 3-5 years of a full tear down and rebuild.

  15. Not being able to draft and develop talent has turned into a real problem for McVay and Snead, it seems.

  16. NFL (Niners Football League) says:
    March 6, 2023 at 10:22 am
    A possible bookend for nick bosa.

    Or Miles Garrett.

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