Ed ” Pi Double i” Henderson
The Los Angeles Rams reportedly will match the Detroit Lions offer of running back Malcolm Brown with a $3.25M contract for two-years. Brown also will receive $1M guaranteed with a signing bonus of $100K to go along with his contract.
Earlier this month the Rams used a low-round tender on Brown for a one-year $2.025M deal, as the Lions placed their offer. However, if the Rams elected not to match the Lions offer, the team would not have received any compensation for Brown because he was an undrafted rookie player.
After the news of Brown's offer reportedly matched, many suggested that former running back CJ Anderson appeared to have gone on a tirade by tweeting bitter tweets toward the Rams organization. Anderson would tweet:
Lol the disrespect is real guess It is what It is. It’s the same story over and over. All I ever wanted was a full opportunity to play 16. My 16 vs anybody else 16 with no front office / coach trying to move me out the way or play we like this guy game. Just want a 16 all I ask.
However, earlier this morning Anderson cleared the air with clarity of last night tweet by posting this:
By the way my disrespect tweets last night had nothing to do with the rams. Had a long convo with some 1 I trust and that’s how that convo ended. I thank the rams for a beautiful opportunity It was very fun.
As it turned out, if you continued to read through Anderson's thread, he was engaged in a conversation with fans of the Denver Broncos about his previous team while in Denver. The thread appeared to start about football talk and the opportunities that could be afforded for Anderson. Anderson just finished a workout just a bit before 4:00 AM PST while tweeting back and forth. Assuming that some may have taken his previous tweet out of content, he immediately made it clear and thanked the Rams for the opportunity.
In a sense, you have to feel a bit disappointed that the Rams resigned Brown and not Anderson. If you look from a statistical standpoint, in Brown's four years with the Rams, he carried the ball 124 times for 514 yards with a touchdown. Brown also had 18 receptions for 149 and one touchdown. Anderson carried the ball 67 times for 403 and two touchdowns. Anderson also had five receptions for 41 yards and a touchdown.
Viewing these statistics between the two backs, Anderson managed to produce better numbers in just three games with the Rams. Also to point out the fact that in Anderson thread, a Rams fan asked the question of why was not an offer made to him by the Rams? As humbled as Anderson has been answered the question with great dignity:
Not my place
Nonetheless, the Rams made their decision and brought back Brown with a new two-year deal to platoon with Todd Gurley. We thought we may have seen the last of Brown with the Rams after adding free agents Eric Weddle, Blake Bortles, and Clay Matthews to the roster. General Manager Les Snead has worked out the numbers again to get the deals done. Congratulations to Malcolm Brown as he wears the Rams horns for at least two more seasonsRSS Feed
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