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This Week Outlook
Rams LB Leonard Floyd is expected to sign a 4-yr, $64M contract to stay with the Los Angeles Rams.
Floyd was rumored to have drawn interest from the Titans, but the Rams didn't allow that to happen by scooping up the former first-round pick for the next four years. Floyd finished sixth in the NFL with 11 sacks last season and will be a staple of the Rams defense in the future.
Leonard Floyd (abdomen) will play in Week 17's game against the Cardinals.
Floyd was held out of practice with abdomen pains but is good to go for Sunday’s matchup against the Cardinals. He’s having a career year with 9.5 sacks and makes for a solid IDP option.
The Los Angeles Rams have agreed to a one-year deal with former Chicago Bears first-round pick Leonard Floyd, according to a report from NFL insider Tom Pelissero.
With Donte Fowler Jr. agreeing to a deal with the Atlanta Falcons earlier in the day, the Rams moved to quickly replace him on the edge with Floyd. Floyd only had three sacks in 16 games for the Bears last season, but the Rams are clearly hoping that a change of scenery can result in increased production on a one-year deal.
Bears are releasing former first-round draft pick Leonard Floyd.
This news comes just moments after the Bears announced that they are signing Robert Quinn to a five-year deal to play opposite of Khalil Mack. Floyd has showed some promise throughout with career as an athletic pass-rusher, but his fifth-year option was a bit to much for the Bears' liking and they will let him walk. Floyd will almost certainly be signed to a new team within the coming days. After 7.0 sacks his rookie season in 12 games, he failed to crack more than 4.5 in a season and saw his sack total regress in each of his four seasons as a pro. Still, a change of scenery can help the former first-rounder get his career back on track. Best case scenario for Floyd would be to land somewhere where he'll have a limited role and good coaching.
Leonard Floyd finished Thursday nights 10-3 loss to Green Bay with four total tackles and two sacks.
Floyd racked up two of the five sacks that the Bears had on Aaron Rodgers Thursday night. It will be interesting to see if that speaks more to Green Bay's offensive line or the dominant Bears defense. Either way, IDP owners in deeper leagues should look at Floyd if he is available to add off of waivers.