Report: Rams to Release Leonard Floyd if They Cannot Trade Him First
With news that the Rams have given Allen Robinson permission to seek a trade already out, we’ve got more out of Los Angeles this morning. Adam Schefter reports that the Rams will try to trade veteran linebacker, Leonard Floyd. If they can’t, they will release Floyd.
If the Rams release Leonard Floyd, it would create $3 million in 2023 cap space for Los Angeles but leave them with $19 million in dead money. However, a post-June 1 designation would create $15.5 million in 2023 cap space for the Rams. That path would also spread the dead money out over two years. It would only be a $6.5 million hit in 2023.
The Rams are now reported to be shopping Floyd, cornerback Jalen Ramsey, and wide receiver Allen Robinson. They also plan to release linebacker Bobby Wagner. The rebuild is on in Los Angeles just one year after they celebrated their Super Bowl championship.
Floyd signed with the Rams before the 2020 season and has played in all but one game for them in the last three years. The former first-round pick of the Bears recorded 59 tackles and nine sacks for the Rams in 2022. Floyd has recorded 29 sacks in three seasons with Los Angeles after logging just 18.5 in his first four seasons with the Bears.