The Los Angeles Rams plan to release linebacker Leonard Floyd when the new league year begins if the team can not trade him before then. With the team well over on cap space, moves like this will need to be made in the offseason. He is likely to be designated as a post-June first cut from the roster which will save the team a lot in cap space. If the team does follow through there they will save $15.5 million in cap space and take on a cap hit of $6.5 million. From a Super Bowl victory to hitting free agency in the span of two seasons.
This past season with the Los Angeles Rams, Leonard Floyd recorded 31 solo tackles, 59 total tackles, nine sacks, and one fumble recovery. The Rams struggled this past season after losing free agents and suffering many key injuries to the team. Now the team will move forward without one of their key pass rushers from their run to the Super Bowl. If he is not traded, once he enters free agency there will likely be several NFL Playoff contenders that show interest in the veteran pass rusher for next season.