Rams expected to cut Leonard Floyd if they can’t trade him

The Los Angeles Rams seem headed for a roster purge this offseason. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Rams are expected to release Leonard Floyd if they can’t trade him first.

This news comes after the Rams announced they’re parting ways with Bobby Wagner and with the team weighing trade possibilities involving Jalen Ramsey and Allen Robinson.

Floyd has a $22 million cap hit this year and whether they trade or cut him, they’ll save $3 million in cap space. Getting a team to take on his contract, which has two years left, could be difficult because of how expensive he’ll be.

The Rams could designate him a post-June 1 cut and save $15.5 million in 2023, but that would just spread out the $19 million in dead cap over two years instead of it all hitting the cap this offseason, so it’s not a greater net savings overall.

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