When it comes to NFL free agency, the days of the Reggie White-style tours of America are long gone. Some players don’t even bother to make visits before signing with a new team. For most others, it’s one-and-done. Their first trip is to their preferred destination, and that’s where they sign.
Surprisingly, two of the Rams’ three free-agent targets left Rams Park despite getting contract offers. The Rams offered Detroit safety Louis Delmas a one-year deal. There were some concerns about his knees after Delmas missed 13 games over the last two seasons because of injuries. Thus the Rams’ hesitance to offer a multi-year deal.
After a pit stop in San Francisco that included false reports Delmas had agreed to terms with the 49ers, he decided to return to the Lions on a two-year deal. That puts the Rams back to square one at safety.
But the strange case of Miami left tackle Jake Long is the one that had Rams fans scratching their heads, or maybe banging them into a wall. After spending almost enough time in St. Louis to start paying taxes, Long was headed out of town without a deal, sources said, and had “multiple teams” interested in his services. One of those teams was widely believed to be his former team, the Dolphins.
No deal with Long or Delmas for Rams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Mar 16