Rams face big defensive losses in free agency after QB trade

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LOS ANGELES RAMS (11-7)

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: S John Johnson, LB Leonard Floyd, C Austin Blythe, CB Troy Hill, DL Morgan Fox, WR Josh Reynolds, LB Samson Ebukam, RB Malcolm Brown, TE Gerald Everett, LS Jake McQuaide, LB Derek Rivers.

RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: CB Darious Williams, TE Johnny Mundt.

NEEDS: The Rams likely won't be in the market for big-name talents after trading Jared Goff for Matthew Stafford in their latest wildly ambitious off-season move. Restructuring the contracts of Aaron Donald, Stafford, Jalen Ramsey, Cooper Kupp and/or Robert Woods can fix much of their current cap woes, but the Rams still have little room to manoeuvr . They're facing big losses on defence , with Johnson, Floyd and Hill all worthy of bigger contracts than the Rams can likely afford. Blythe also could be gone after a strong season leading the offensive line. Johnson and Hill could be replaced by lesser players from within, but replacing Floyd's pass rush will be tough.

AVAILABLE SALARY CAP SPACE (approximately): $32 million over the cap.

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