Rams News: Les Snead Believes Team Will Have ‘Plenty Of Space’ To Keep Young Core In Tact For Future
The Rams’ brass already gotten started on it after expressing their desire to get a deal done with wide receiver Brandin Cooks. They must also hammer out a long-term deal with reigning Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald at some point this offseason. Although safety Lamarcus Joyner is slated to play under the franchise tag this season, Snead is hoping to lock up all three players this offseason.

“In an ideal world, right?” Snead said. “You’d want to do that so you have your franchise [tag] available [next offseason] to keep those three players. But I do think the goal, too, is you should start from the beginning of, ‘We want to get those guys locked up. Let’s try to get something done.’”

Fortunately, the team has the benefit of beefing up their roster at a reduced cost for the upcoming season which will allow the front office to further examine which players are part of the long-term future.