Odell Beckham trade rumors, big free-agent signings products of Rams’ new vision

Odell Beckham Jr. to the Rams?

Although having never played in a 3-4 system like the one deployed by Rams coordinator Wade Phillips, Suh agreed to the plan that will have him at nose tackle in base packages. The one-year, $14 million salary tendered by LA sealed the deal Monday, giving the Rams their scariest defensive front since the Fearsome Foursome’s heyday in the 1960s.

“Aaron is the type of guy who (believes), ‘If he helps us and he gets better, let’s do it. My time will come here soon.'”

We’ll know by then if all these marquee names have moved the Rams closer to their first Super Bowl appearance since the 1999 season and if Beckham is part of the group.

But one thing already is certain: Snead’s unconventional roster building has put the Rams in their best position to compete for a Lombardi Trophy since the “Greatest Show on Turf” era. At the same time, it has generated the buzz that was sorely lacking when the franchise left St. Louis and returned to Southern California two years ago.

Riley Dixon currently serves as the punter in Denver, and as Klis notes there’s no specific reason to believe the team isn’t happy with him. But if King would be regarded as an upgrade, the Broncos could be interested in exploring the possibility.

Of course, the fact that King’s agent is going public with the player’s interest in the Broncos may be a sign that the interest in King isn’t as significant as King’s agent had hoped — especially at the $3 million he was due to earn in 2018.

Despite missing Alabama’s final two practices leading into the College Football Playoff semifinal, Averett returned to help the Crimson Tide limit Clemson to just 124 passing yards in a 24-6 win. A healing Averett was even better in Alabama’s national championship victory over Georgia with six tackles, a sack and pass break-up.

If there were any lingering doubts about his health, Averett answered them last month at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. A former track star at Woodbury High, Averett ranked fourth among cornerbacks in the 40-yard dash with a time of 4.36 seconds.

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