Ed “Pi Double i” Henderson
The Los Angeles Rams have released starting cornerback Kavon Webster as anticipated in the recent week. Webster, who signed a two-year deal with the Rams last season, was brought in to replace E.J. Gaines whom the Rams traded to the Buffalo Bills. Gaines trade included a second-round draft pick while the Rams acquired wide receiver, Sammy Watkins.
Last season, Webster was hindered by several injuries a concussion, torn shoulder labrum, and rupturing his Achilles against the Philadelphia Eagles that ended his season. However, the Rams landed two pro-bowl corners this off-season via trades in acquiring Aqib Talib and Marcus Peters from the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs.
In addition, the Rams pretty good young talented defensive backs on their roster which made Webster indispensable. Troy Hill, Kevin Peterson, and Blake Countess when given opportunities last season played well, and Rams added veteran Sam Shields from in the mix, just basically didn’t help Webster’s fate. Also to include the Rams also re-signed veteran corner Nickell Robey-Coleman to a new deal as well.
Releasing Webster saves the Rams about three-million against the cap which now allows them to officially sign recently acquired defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh to his one-year $14M deal. After recovery from his injury, Webster will probably find a new team quickly if he’s able to pass a physical. Sources have reportedly mentioned after Webster’s rehab, it’s a possibility that he can rejoin the team if not claimed.