The Los Angeles Rams parted ways with DE Eugene Sims and TE Lance Kendricks as they continue to find ways to clear some cap space, according to Vincent Bonsignore, columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News.
The release of Sims clears $2.75 million towards the cap for this year, but also clears a roster spot for a 3-4 player suited more for Wade Phillips’s defensive scheme. The Rams will need the extra cap space more 3-4 defenders. Sims provided excellent depth, and was an asset last year when injuries began to pile on, but there’s no need to keep him if will just struggle in Phillips’s new scheme.
Kendricks at times became the Rams’ most reliable receiver, but struggled most of the year. He had multiple crucial dropped passes. He was scheduled to earn about $4.25 million this year. It isn’t clear if Tyler Higbee will take over the starting role, but he didn’t contribute much his rookie season either. Kendricks finished with 50 receptions, with 499 receiving yards and had two touchdowns.