The Los Angeles Rams will reportedly decline CB Nickell Robey-Coleman’s contract option. This will effectively make him a free agent, according to NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
An end of an era is happening here since Robey-Coleman will forever be immortalized as the cornerback that was guilty of a pass interference call that never came during the 2019 NFC Championship game. That aside, Robey-Coleman served as the Rams’ slot-corner last season and did a solid job. This move is likely to allocate some cap space. The Rams will save approximately $4.5 million with this move.
Robey-Coleman came to the Rams in 2017 after previously spending four seasons with the Buffalo Bills. During the three seasons with the Rams he earned: 122 tackles, three interceptions, 20 pass deflections and three forced fumbles.
The Rams will also be without the services of DL Michael Brockers, LB Cory Littleton and S Eric Weddle (retirement). It’s likely the Rams will either roll with last year’s rookie David Long as their main slot-corner. Despite the hype following the 2019 NFL Draft, Long didn’t see the field too much last season.
Rams tender TE Johnny Mundt and C Coleman Shelton
The Rams were able to tender RFAs Johnny Mundt and Coleman Shelton. Both are expected to have a reserved role and compete for playing time during training camp and the preseason.
Last season, Mundt fought his way on to the active roster after serving primarily as a blocking tight end. He did well and may continue to get more playing time to help aid with more blocking. He also proved that he can be a secret receiving weapon on occasion.
Shelton was added at the early part of the 2019 season. Didn’t really see a ton of playing time, but could compete for a spot on the active roster. Currently, Austin Blythe is a free agent with Brian Allen still under contract. If Shelton show progress, it’s possible that he could challenge for a starting role too, not likely though.