Los Angeles Rams Expected to Release Edge Rusher Leonard Floyd

The Los Angeles Rams appear to be embracing an aggressive rebuild this offseason. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the team intends to part ways with starting edge rusher Leonard Floyd as they approach the new league year.

Floyd has been an exceptionally productive pass rusher since joining the Rams in 2020, logging 29.0 sacks in 50 starts. He also recorded 4.0 sacks in six career postseason games for the Rams, including 2.0 during their 2021 Super Bowl run.

Floyd has two years remaining on a four-year, $64 million deal, but the Rams can save as much as $15.5 million against the cap by cutting or trading him with a post-June 1st designation. He's set to earn $15.5 million this season in total compensation, so a trade would be difficult but not impossible. He'll turn 31 years old later this year, but he remains a durable and effective pass rusher.

Parting ways with Floyd would be the surest sign yet that the Rams intend to field a radically different squad in 2023. They stumbled to a miserable 5-12 record last season while scoring the 27th-most point in the league. They're also reportedly shopping veteran wide receiver Allen Robinson.

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