Rams part ways with CB Kayvon Webster
The Los Angeles Rams have spent much of the early portion of the NFL offseason reshaping their roster with the bulk of that focus shifted toward the defensive side of the football. This has featured the front office added much-needed depth and help to secondary with the additions of a few proven cornerbacks in Aqib Talib, Marcus Peters, and Sam Shields.
It has provided the team with a more formidable secondary with a strong veteran presence in the group. However, the Rams have decided to part ways with Kayvon Webster on Friday morning, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Rams released veteran CB Kayvon Webster, per source.
Added some CBs, and now subtract one.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 6, 2018
Webster had joined Los Angeles last season via free agency on a two-year, $7.7 deal as one of the familiar faces that played under defensive coordinator Wade Phillips during his time with the Denver Broncos. He had become a key part of the Rams’ secondary in the 2017 campaign helping provide much stability to that unit that saw him work himself into a starting role.
However, his season came to an abrupt end after rupturing his Achilles tendon in Week 14. He has since been recovering from the injury hoping to be ready to return in time for the 2018 campaign. However, the Rams plethora of additions at the cornerback position along with the return of Nickell Robey-Coleman made him expendable as he will only account for $500,000 in dead money of the total projected $4 million cap hit against the 2018 NFL season saving the team roughly $3.5 million in cap space.
This move was likely used to help make more space to accommodate the one-year, $14 million deal that All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has inked to join the Rams. The departure of Webster leaves a hole in the secondary that should be filled by one of their new additions to the mix. The 27-year-old should quickly receive interest elsewhere given what he brings to the table when healthy.