Since the 2017 NFL free agency period opened up, the Los Angeles Rams have remained active filling in holes in their receiving corps and offensive line. Wide receiver Robert Woods decided to return to Los Angeles where he spent his college years at USC while left tackle Andrew Whitworth agreed to join the Rams on a three-year deal.
In addition to bringing in new players to fix their needs, the Rams also spent the early days making sure new holes do not appear. The team will be bringing back kicker Greg Zuerlein as the two parties agreed to a three-year deal, according to Rams:
Los Angeles will have its kicker back, as Greg Zuerlein has agreed to terms on a three-year deal to keep him with the franchise.
Zuerlein originally joined the Rams after being drafted in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Throughout his five-year career, Zuerlein’s best capability has been in his leg power with the kicker converting two 60+ yard field goal attempts since entering the NFL.
The return of Zuerlein also marks a return of the three main special teams components from last season with punter Pro-Bowl Johnny Hekker and coach John Fassel, who returns to special teams after filling in as interim head coach.
The Rams will be hoping Zuerlein’s bounce back 2016 campaign will lead to a promising kicking game. Zuerlein converted on all of his extra point attempts and 86.4 percent of his field goal attempts. In 2015, he missed two extra points with just a 66.7 percent field goal percentage.