This offseason has not been a kind one for the Los Angeles Rams as they have made some difficult decisions, prioritizing the future of the franchise as opposed to the 2023 season.
After trading Jalen Ramsey and releasing both Bobby Wagner and Leonard Floyd, the Rams will be taking on more than $50 million in dead cap hits in 2023 in order to open up almost $60 million in cap space a year from now.
Additionally, the Rams have not been able to retain any of their key free agents or make any additions from outside the organization with their only move since free agency started being the re-signing of Coleman Shelton. There is still plenty of offseason to go though and the Rams have the ability to make some additions if they want to.
Some of those moves could be on the horizon as according to Jason Fitzgerald of Over The Cap, the Rams restructured center Brian Allen’s contract to open up some cap space:
Allen was a potential candidate to get cut this offseason after being limited to seven games last season due to injury.
Per source, the #Rams saved about $3.2M in cap room after reworking Brian Allen’s contract
— Jason_OTC (@Jason_OTC) March 23, 2023
This restructure shows that the Rams still believe he is capable of being a starting center though and will keep him in the fold for the 2023 season. The move drops Allen’s cap hit in 2023 from $6.2 million to $3 million. If it was a traditional restructure then it will increase his cap hits in 2024 and 2025, although the latter is a void year when he likely won’t actually be on the roster.
According to Over The Cap, the Rams have around $11.5 million in cap space at their disposal right now. Some of that will go to their incoming draft class, but they should still have enough left over to sign a veteran or two with the space their saving by restructuring Allen’s deal.