Los Angeles Rams to Sign All-Pro Cornerback Tre'Davious White

The Los Angeles Rams are taking a chance on a former defensive superstar. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Rams are close to signing former Buffalo Bills cornerback and two-time Pro Bowler Tre'Davious White to a one-year, $8.5 million contract.

White was once one of the NFL's very best and most promising defensive players, but injuries have held him to only 21 total games over his last three seasons. When available, he remains a headache for opposing passers and wide receivers: he hasn't allowed a passer rating over 75.8 on throws in his direction in any season since 2020, which incidentally was the last season he made a Pro Bowl. The Bills cut White earlier this offseason largely due to his inability to stay on the field and their own particularly tight cap situation. 

White will be a high-risk, high-reward gamble for the Rams. If he can stay healthy, he could be a significant addition to a defensive backfield that will need to pick up some slack following the recent retirement of three-time Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald. Even with one of the greatest defensive players of all time in the fold last year, the Rams finished a mediocre 19th in points allowed.

At 29 years old, it's possible White's best days aren't completely behind him, but his health and availability have trended downwards for five straight years. $8.5 million for White is a good deal if he plays a full season; it's a steep price if he's out for half the season or more.  

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