Los Angeles Rams Release Edge Rusher Leonard Floyd

The Los Angeles Rams are parting ways with one of their front seven stalwarts. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the team is releasing edge rusher Leonard Floyd today.

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, including 2.0 during the Rams' 2021 Super Bowl run.

Floyd had two years remaining on a four-year, $64 million deal, but the Rams will save at least $3 million in cap space by releasing him now. He was set to earn $15.5 million this season in total compensation, and the Rams could clear all of that off their books if they designate Floyd a post-June 1st cut. He'll turn 31 years old later this year, but he remains a durable and effective pass rusher.

Parting ways with Floyd is a sure sign 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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