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    Sammy Watkins gives the Rams the vertical threat they’ve been starving for, if healthy. Sean McVay finally has that DeSean Jackson type for his offense to stretch the field, opening up so much for Todd Gurley and his bevy of slot receivers. They didn’t have that guy. They wanted it to be Tavon Austin, but he had wrist surgery in the offseason, has been bothered by a hamstring injury during training camp and has never proven capable of that. Mike Thomas is suspended the first four games and Josh Reynolds is a rookie, so they couldn’t count on either. Giving up a second-round pick hurts, but EJ Gaines had already lost the starting job to Kayvon Webster as the second outside corner.

    Alden Gonzalez, ESPN Staff Writer: http://www.espn.com/espn/now?nowId=21-0687721419819193436-4

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    Three Things to Know about Sammy Watkins

    Myles Simmons

    http://www.therams.com/news-and-events/article-1/Three-Things-to-Know-about-Sammy-Watkins/853f5600-1578-4dce-85e3-70d38b77564c

    Wide receiver Sammy Watkins is the centerpiece of a deal that brings experience and explosive-play ability to the Rams’ offense. Here are three things to know about the newest target for quarterback Jared Goff.

    1) No. 1 ability

    There’s a reason why Watkins was selected with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2014 draft, and that’s his potential to be a true top-flight wide receiver.

    At 6-foot-1 and 211 pounds, he has the size. Running a 4.43 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine showed he has the speed. And his performance with the Bills has provided examples of production.

    Watkins played 29 games over his first two seasons, and in that time averaged 62 receptions for 1,014 yards with eight touchdowns in each year. While he missed three games due to injury in 2015, Watkins still had an outstanding year, making 60 receptions for 1,047 yards with nine touchdowns.

    Displaying his big-play capability, Watkins finished No. 3 with seven receptions of at least 40 yards, and he had 18 receptions of at least 20 yards. He also ended the year No. 6 in yards per reception at 17.5.

    Those are explosive numbers — the kind that would bring some much-needed juice to the Rams’ offense.

    2) How’s his health?

    Watkins missed eight games in 2016 due to a foot injury. While he initially had surgery on the foot in the spring of that year, he hadn’t quite fully recovered and went on injured reserve early in the season. The Bills designated him to return, and he came off the list for their last six games. But Watkins’ production was not at the level it had been for his first two seasons.

    The wide receiver then elected to have another surgery during the offseason in order to correct the problem. And through a couple weeks of training camp and his first preseason game, Watkins is beginning to look like himself again.

    In Thursday’s preseason matchup against the Vikings, Watkins caught four passes for 39 yards on five targets. The Bills targeted Watkins on their first three offensive plays, and the wide receiver caught all three passes.

    “This was the best I’ve ever felt,” Watkins said following Thursday’s game, via NYup.com. “Practice was grinding. Today, I was free. I was just out there running my routes, having fun, just looking to get the ball. I wasn’t pressing or anything. I was just trying to score honestly.”

    3) Contract year

    While Watkins is a former first-round pick in the 2014 draft, the Bills elected to decline his fifth-year option. This means the wideout is now in a contract year and is slated to be an unrestricted free agent in March, as he enters his first season in L.A.

    In addition to cornerback E.J. Gaines, the Rams surrendered a 2018 second-round pick to acquire Watkins — significant draft capital. Still, it will be incumbent on the team and player to find a solution that works for both sides if there is to be a long-term deal.

    If there’s one recent comparison for this situation with the Rams, it would be linebacker Mark Barron — though the situations are not exactly parallel. The club acquired the Buccaneers’ 2012 first-round pick through a midseason trade in 2014. The Rams declined his fifth-year option, but then reached an agreement on a five-year contract early in the free agency period last March.

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    Well. In 2014, I wanted Watkins rather than Robinson.

    It’s nice that the Rams are finally on the same page with me.

    He hasn’t been what I thought he’d be, but at this point, I’ll take 1,000 yard receiver. The guy replaces Britt at worst, and has higher upside. And Woods is now a considerable improvement at #2. The Rams just got better.

    Okay, Goff. Go to it.

    EDIT: I guess this really belongs in the other thread. Sorry.

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    Vincent Bonsignore‏ @DailyNewsVinny
    Skeptical [Tavon’s]a part of things moving forward.

    Rich Hammond@Rich_Hammond
    McVay specifically mentioned Watkins’ ability as a deep threat and the importance of another target for Goff.

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    Ryan Kartje‏@Ryan_Kartje
    For those wondering, if Tavon Austin was cut right now, his contract would cost the #Rams $19.97 million in dead cap. So … not happening.

    If he’s cut after the 2018 season, Tavon Austin wouldn’t cost any money against the cap. Can’t imagine he’ll be with the team past next year

    J.B. Long‏@JB_Long
    Not a rebuilding move. Speaks to how good #Rams feel about rebuilt secondary & sense of urgency to win, taking WR with 1 contract yr left.

    Confident, bold move by #Rams. Signals “we’re closer to contending than you think we are.”

    #Rams revamped WR corps: Sammy, Woods, Kupp, Tavon, Cooper, Mike Thomas/Josh Reynolds.

    That could work. Impressive revamp in one offseason.

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    Sammy Watkins Gets a Fresh Start in L.A., as the Bills Tear It All Down

    The star receiver will have a chance to flourish with the young Rams, while the new regime in Buffalo continues to show they’re fully invested in building for the future

    JENNY VRENTAS

    https://www.si.com/mmqb/2017/08/11/sammy-watkins-trade-los-angeles-rams-buffalo-bills-jordan-matthews-philadelphia-eagles?utm_campaign=themmqb&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social

    Three years ago, the Buffalo Bills gave up a king’s ransom in order to draft Sammy Watkins. Then-general manager Doug Whaley traded an additional first-round pick and a fourth-rounder to move up five slots to secure the receiver.

    Now, after just 37 games in a Bills uniform, Watkins’ run in Buffalo is over. In a pair of surprising trades on Friday, the Bills sent Watkins and a 2018 sixth-rounder to the Rams in exchange for cornerback E.J. Gaines and a 2018 second-rounder; they also traded cornerback Ronald Darby to the Eagles in exchange for receiver Jordan Matthews and a 2018 third-rounder.

    In a nutshell: The trades are just two more examples of first-year head coach Sean McDermott moving to clear players from previous regime and shape the roster in his vision.

    Since he was hired, McDermott has carried more power than is often standard for a first-time head coach, a sign that the organization is throwing its faith behind him to turn things around and break a 17-year playoff drought.

    Watkins was the most dangerous offensive weapon for quarterback Tyrod Taylor. He’s a unique talent, but injuries have limited his productivity through his first three seasons. He’s played a full 16-game season just once, as a rookie, and has just one 1,000-yard season, in 2015. Those injuries were, McDermott said earlier this camp, the only reason the organization decided this offseason not to pick up the fifth-year option on Watkins’ rookie contract.

    The trade comes as a shock—Watkins was the most purely talented player on Buffalo’s roster, and obviously more valuable than Gaines, a starter for the Rams who struggled in his return from the Lisfranc injury that cost him all of 2015, and most likely whomever they choose with that second-round pick. But it reflects McDermott taking the long view more than past regimes did. If he thinks that they won’t end up signing Watkins to a long-term contract after this season, then by trading him now, he recoups some value for the player.

    Earlier this month, Bills GM Brandon Beane hedged when asked what his timeline might be for addressing Watkins’ expiring rookie deal.

    “I’m not making a decision that I’ve got to do it by this or that [date],” Beane says of addressing Watkins’ contract situation. “I think I will know when I know. I don’t want to put the pressure on me, I don’t want to put it on his agents, I don’t want to put it on him. That’s why I have just told our guys, let’s just go into camp, let him play … and it’s a two-way deal. He may want to just play the whole year and see how it is and feel me and Sean out to see if this is a place he wants to be.”

    Bills brass, though, may already have had this date in mind to make a different kind of move. The trade came the day after the Bills’ first preseason game, Watkins’ first chance to get back on the field after his second foot surgery and make a public display that he was healthy again.

    With the picks acquired on Friday, along with the first-rounder they acquired from the Chiefs when K.C. came up to get QB Patrick Mahomes in April’s draft, Buffalo now has two picks apiece in each of the first three rounds of the 2018 draft, draft capital that is essential for a rebuilding team.

    Darby was a second-round pick under Whaley and former head coach Rex Ryan. McDermott found a trading partner in his former organization, the Eagles, both getting rid of an old-guard guy and bolstered the now Watkins-less receiving corps. Though not in Watkins’ class talent-wise, Matthews was productive in Philadelphia over the last three seasons. He’ll join second-round rookie Zay Jones as Taylor’s likely top targets.

    As for Philly, with offseason signings Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith, and with former first-round pick Nelson Agholor finally appearing to turn the corner as a slot receiver, the Eagles evidently deemed Matthews expendable. They gave up a top-100 pick in next year’s draft, but were able to address an area of need with Darby, especially as rookie Sidney Jones works his way back from the ruptured Achilles suffered at his pro day workout. Darby excelled as a rookie before struggling through an up-and-down 2016 campaign. And his skill set as a man defender would not be a point of emphasis if McDermott is running a zone-heavy scheme like the one he oversaw in Carolina.

    As for Watkins, perhaps he will benefit from a move to Los Angeles. For the past three years, the bounty the Bills gave up in order to select him has been an albatross around his neck, made worse by the fact that Odell Beckham, Jr., was available at the spot where Buffalo was originally supposed to pick. “That’s not his burden to bear,” McDermott said then. But, it certainly had been. In L.A., Watkins will join ex-Buffalo teammate Robert Woods, a free-agent signee of the Rams, as rookie coach Sean McVay overhauls their offense. And he’ll provide a huge upgrade for Jared Goff, as the 2016 draft’s No. 1 overall pick tries to find his footing in the NFL.

    Watkins gets his fresh start. And McDermott continues to clear the deck for his fresh start in Buffalo.

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    Bonsignore: Sammy Watkins is Rams’ gift to Jared Goff

    Vincent Bonsignore

    link: http://www.dailynews.com/sports/20170811/bonsignore-sammy-watkins-is-rams-gift-to-jared-goff

    The to-do list was daunting as the Rams trudged off the field at the Coliseum on New Year’s Day to end the 2016 season.

    Sitting at the bottom of almost every offensive statistical category had resulted in a 4-12 record and left rookie quarterback Jared Goff battered and bruised.

    Just over seven months later, that to-do list is complete, the final item getting crossed off Friday with the addition of dynamic wide receiver Sammy Watkins in a blockbuster trade as shocking and surprising as it’s expected to be impactful.

    Goff now has a legitimate supporting cast. And with it, an offensive-minded coaching staff working from a contemporary playbook rather than the old, dusty one former coach Jeff Fisher was using.

    But more on all that in a bit.

    The Rams invested six draft picks into moving to the top of the 2016 draft to pick Goff, believing he was the franchise quarterback they’d been lacking since the Greatest Show on Turf days.

    But upon bringing him into the fold, Fisher did the most inexplicable thing. He neglected to surround Goff with the necessary infrastructure to help nurture him in the transition from college to the NFL.

    The offensive coaching imagination was nonexistent. The experience in developing a productive quarterback was lacking. The offensive line was the worst in the NFL, and the wide receivers group not much better.

    It was a recipe for disaster for a young quarterback from whom so much was being expected.

    And as the Rams sought refuge in their Coliseum locker room New Year’s Day, they knew they had to address the folly of Fisher’s approach in order to ensure Goff had a viable, available path to reach his ceiling.

    In the months that followed, they went about crossing off items with admirable meticulousness.

    New head coach Sean McVay, regarded as an up-and-coming offensive savant, was hired. And he brought with him an offensive staff heavy on imagination, game planning and quarterback development experience.

    From free agency, All-Pro left tackle Andrew Whitworth was signed, his presence immediately lifting the position from one of weakness to that of strength. Robert Woods, the former USC standout and a polished three-year NFL wide receiver, was added to supply professionalism and reliability.

    And from the draft, dependable, productive Eastern Washington wide receiver Cooper Kupp and athletic tight end Gerald Everett were added. They, along with Tyler Higbee, Tavon Austin and Pharoh Cooper, would provide much-needed weaponry for Goff.

    One item remained untended to, though, the result of a low draft position and financial resources being diverted to other concerns in free agency.

    The Rams have known for some time they needed a bona fide No. 1 wide receiver, someone capable of blowing the top off a defense, drawing extra attention defensively — and opening more room for others to work, including running back Todd Gurley — and tilting the field in the Rams’ direction.

    Someone Goff could confidently let a ball fly to knowing he’s got the speed, athletic ability and will to go get it.

    A difference maker, if you will.

    Players with that kind of skill set are hard to come by, especially in their prime and on the open market.

    So the Rams reluctantly tabled the item until next offseason.

    Or so everyone assumed.

    Then Friday morning arrived and with it the exact kind of jolt Goff, McVay and a young offense desperately needed.

    In a stealth move the Rams spent all offseason monitoring, they reeled in Watkins from the Buffalo Bills for cornerback E.J. Gaines and a second-round pick in the 2018 draft.

    Watkins is a 24-year-old former fourth overall pick who brings an element of speed, athletic ability and production the Rams haven’t had in years. In his three years in Buffalo — the last two in Rex Ryan’s run-oriented offense and with multiple quarterbacks — Watkins had 153 catches for 2,459 yards and 17 touchdowns and averaged 16.1 yards per catch.

    And while foot injuries have limited him to 21 games the past two seasons, he’s reportedly back to 100 percent after undergoing surgery last January.

    If that’s the case — and he looked healthy Thursday catching five passes in the Bills’ preseason opener against the Vikings — the Rams may finally have a legit No. 1 wide receiver.

    And in the process, provided Goff with the final piece in a multi-layered support system that reaches all the way from the film room to the left side of his offensive line to a new shiny toy in Watkins 40 yards down the field.

    Watkins is in the final year of his original rookie deal, but the Rams are well positioned from a salary cap perspective to re-sign him to a long-term contract after the season. And in talking to Rams personnel, they don’t view this as a one-year pickup but rather a chance to add a young, dynamic talent they hope is a big part of their future.

    The biggest winner, of course, is Goff.

    When the season opens in four weeks, he’ll line up behind a retooled offensive line anchored by one of the best left tackles in the league and a rebuilt receiving corps from which multiple options are available. Receivers who can stretch the field like no one the Rams have had in years.

    The Rams’ to-do list was daunting on New Year’s Day. The team’s future seemed bleak and foreboding.

    But as the regular season approaches, there is genuine reason to believe things have changed for the better.

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    Displaying his big-play capability, Watkins finished No. 3 with seven receptions of at least 40 yards, and he had 18 receptions of at least 20 yards. He also ended the year No. 6 in yards per reception at 17.5.

    that’s legit. that was in 2015. desean averaged 19 yards per reception under mcvay.

    also. and i think this is important. watkins is ONLY 1 DAY OLDER than kupp.

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    Rams Eyeing Sammy Watkins Extension

    Sam Robinson

    https://www.profootballrumors.com/2017/08/rams-eyeing-sammy-watkins-extension

    The Rams received the highest-ceiling talent in Friday’s seminal trades, and Les Snead wants Sammy Watkins to stick around in Los Angeles long-term.

    The sixth-year GM said he “definitely” wants to sign Watkins to an extension, telling Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, “he’s 24, so you don’t just do (this trade) for the now.”

    Snead said the Rams were eyeing Watkins from the time the Bills decided not to pick up his fifth-year option in the spring. With Los Angeles now armed with multiple slot options in Tavon Austin and Cooper Kupp, and featuring newly acquired No. 2 wideout in Robert Woods, Sean McVay coveted a field-stretching presence for his first Rams offense, La Canfora writes.

    “It probably started a little bit in the spring as you’re talking to people and trying to improve your roster,” Snead said. “We started flirting with Buffalo and Sammy probably around the time when they didn’t put the fifth-year option on him and we didn’t put the fifth-year option on Greg (Robinson).

    “And over time I had a conversation with Buffalo and then when Brandon Beane got the GM job we rekindled that a little bit during the summer and it came to fruition this week.”

    The Rams traded a second-round pick and E.J. Gaines for Watkins, so the former No. 4 overall pick bolting after one season would not net the team a particularly good return on its investment.

    Snead acknowledged Watkins’ medical history was a key discussion point before pulling the trigger on the trade with the Bills. But the Rams eventually signed off on it. Watkins missed eight games with a severe foot injury last season.

    “We definitely discussed it,” Snead said, “and I think it’s probably one of the reasons they didn’t put the fifth-year option on him. But when we dove into it we felt comfort taking the risk and making this move and going forward.”

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    watkins played last night for the bills. had 4 catches for 39 yards. i think i read that he had 3 alone in the first series. appears to be healthy and full go so far in preseason.

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    With Sammy Watkins, Rams finally have a true No. 1 receiver –ESPN

    Alden Gonzalez

    http://www.espn.com/blog/los-angeles-rams/post/_/id/34699/with-sammy-watkins-rams-finally-have-a-true-no-1-receiver

    LOS ANGELES — The 2014 draft was coming up, and the Rams — at that point still playing in St. Louis — badly needed help at wide receiver. Timing was on their side. The Rams held the No. 2 overall pick, and Sammy Watkins, Mike Evans and Odell Beckham Jr. were all among the best players available. But they chose Greg Robinson, a freakishly athletic left tackle who never quite figured it out. After three years, Robinson was gone, sent to the Detroit Lions for a sixth-round pick, and the Rams’ desire for a legitimate No. 1 receiver persisted, leaving them to wonder what could have been.

    “In ’14, I often said, ‘Wow, this might be one of the best wide receiver drafts I’ve ever seen,” Rams general manager Les Snead recalled Friday, the day he finally acquired the bona fide outside threat he long coveted. “A handful of players were going to make major impacts in this league.”

    The Rams finally have one of those players. On the morning before their first preseason game — at home against the Dallas Cowboys, with kickoff set for 6 p.m. PT on Saturday — they sent cornerback E.J. Gaines and a 2018 second-round pick to the Buffalo Bills and received Watkins in return.

    It was the kind of trade the Rams desperately needed to make, the type that gives their offense a real chance to finally emerge as a legitimate unit.

    Watkins, who went fourth overall in that 2014 draft, possesses the talent of a true No. 1 when healthy, boasting the NFL’s fourth-most yards per reception since he came into the league. He gives rookie head coach Sean McVay a deep threat similar to what DeSean Jackson was for him in Washington. It’ll create a lot of single coverage for Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp and Tavon Austin, three guys who make most of their impact in the intermediate passing game. It’ll open up more running lanes for Todd Gurley, who saw his rushing yards per carry drop from 4.8 in 2015 to 3.2 in 2016. And it’ll give second-year quarterback Jared Goff the tools he needs to succeed after a tumultuous rookie season.

    “When you attack a team with your pass game, you’d like to use the width of the field and the length of the field, and that’s what speed can do,” said Snead, who also received a sixth-round pick in next year’s draft from the Bills. “It’s really just trying to open the field up.”

    Losing Gaines hurts the Rams. He was very good as a rookie in 2014 and was performing well throughout training camp. But newcomer Kayvon Webster, who is very familiar with Wade Phillips’ system from his time in Denver, already had locked down the starting job opposite Trumaine Johnson. And younger players such as Nickell Robey-Coleman, Lamarcus Joyner, Troy Hill and Mike Jordan gave the Rams some adequate depth at the position.

    What really hurt was giving up a second-round pick, but the chances of hitting on someone like Watkins in the second round seem far less favorable than the chances of Watkins staying healthy enough to be productive.

    The key is making sure this isn’t only a one-year stint.

    Watkins is eligible for free agency after this season. The Rams and Bills had been talking about a trade like this since the early part of May, when the Bills decided not to pick up the fifth-year option on Watkins’ rookie contract (the Rams did the same with Robinson). The Bills paid Watkins most of his 2017 money with a training-camp bonus. He’ll cost the Rams less than $700,000 against the salary cap this season, which is roughly $1 million less than what Gaines was on the hook for. But the Rams need to figure out a way to sign Watkins beyond this season.

    Doing so would give the Rams enough skill-position players to build around, with Goff, Gurley, Woods and Kupp all 25 or younger and controllable for at least the next three seasons.

    It’s something Snead is “definitely” interested in.

    “He’s 24,” Snead said of Watkins. “So, you don’t just do it for the now, although we do think he’ll help the now. Because of the age, you’d want it to be for the future as well.”

    The Rams’ offense has finished last in the NFL in yards each of the past two seasons and outside the top 20 in defense-adjusted value over average for the past decade. They know you can’t be both bad and boring in Los Angeles, as they were amid a miserable 4-12 season in 2016. So they went about changing that this calendar year. They hired McVay, one of the game’s brightest offensive minds, then splurged on a new left tackle in Andrew Whitworth, signed Woods, used three of their first four draft picks on pass-catchers and traded for Watkins.

    Watkins, a teammate of Woods in Buffalo, caught 125 passes for 2,029 yards and 15 touchdowns in 29 starts in 2014-15, seasons when the Bills’ passing attack wasn’t necessarily setting the world on fire. Calf and ankle injuries held Watkins back early in 2015, but he had 900 receiving yards over the final nine games that season. Foot surgery kept him out of eight games in 2016, a year he finished with only 28 catches for 430 yards. But he’s healthy now, and players like him normally don’t become available so young.

    “I think clearly you’re getting a special receiver,” said McVay, who doesn’t expect Watkins to arrive in L.A. until Saturday night. “Obviously his career, when he’s been available, he’s been outstanding in terms of being able to stretch the field vertically. But when the ball’s in his hands, good things happen.”

    The Rams wanted Austin to emerge as a deep threat, but injuries — wrist surgery in the spring, a tender hamstring in the summer — kept him from working on a role that never seemed to fit him. They held out hope for second-year player Michael Thomas, but he’s suspended for the first four games after violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. They drafted Josh Reynolds, but he’ll take time to develop.

    “A guy who can stretch the field — vertically, with speed and size — we knew that was on the agenda, whether it was this spring, this summer, next free agency, next draft,” Snead said. “It was an item that we felt really helped take our offense to the next level.”

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    Alden Gonzalez
    ESPN Staff Writer

    http://www.espn.com/nfl/team/_/name/lar/los-angeles-rams

    Rams CB Nickell Robey-Coleman often matched up against Sammy Watkins during practice in Buffalo. He praised his worth ethic — “you’re going to feel the practice work from him” — and called him “a true No. 1.” Robey-Coleman thinks Watkins’ presence will create “a lot of one-on-ones” for the likes of Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp and Tavon Austin. Where does he put a healthy Watkins? “He’s up there with Odell Beckham.”

    Rams coach Sean McVay, on whether Watkins’ presence changes things for his other receivers: “It really doesn’t. I think right now, it’s about figuring out when Sammy comes in, what’s going to be the best spot where he fits in. You can’t find enough spots for good football players, and that’s what we’re getting in Sammy Watkins.”

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    i don’t think he’s on par with a beckham. i think he’s right below that. which is good. won’t have to pay top dollar to keep him.

    but i think more importantly he complements the other guys well. he’ll open things up for the other receivers.

    i’ve said it before, but i think ultimately, it’s going to be watkins and kupp. i like woods, but i think the rams have the potential for 2 1000 yards receivers in watkins and kupp. not this season. but for the future.

    either way. all three should be getting lots of looks this season and hopefully for a lot longer. and that’s not even considering the tight end group which also has lots of potential.

    #72342
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    Goff, Gurley, Woods and Kupp all 25 or younger and controllable for at least the next three seasons.

    And Watkins is that age, too. So they have a young corps of talent right there.

    Really…wow.

    The Rams did a LOT with the offense since January.

    They will be addressing the OL next offseason among other things, but to add #1, #2, and #3 WRs, and a quality TE, a FB, and an all-pro LOT in one offseason is pretty mind-blowing. Plus…an OC who knows how to run an offense.

    This is not last year’s Rams. This is the biggest offensive retooling for the Rams since ’98/’99.

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    And Watkins is that age, too. So they have a young corps of talent right there.

    Really…wow.

    The Rams did a LOT with the offense since January.

    it’s funny. well not so funny considering the head coach is offensive minded. but still. if these moves work out, they really only will have to address the offensive line next offseason. most of the needs will actually lie on the defensive side. cornerback, outside linebacker, and defensive end. which is funny cuz this defense could be something else. providing donald returns of course.

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