March 9th, 2017
The Rams started free agency with a bang on Thursday afternoon. LA agreed to contracts with veteran left tackle Andrew Whitworth and receiver Robert Woods, addressing two major needs.
The Rams had the worst offense in the NFL the last two seasons, and needed major help on the offensive line, and at wide receiver.
Woods, 24, will sign a five-year deal worth up to $39 million, if he reaches all incentives. Whitworth, 35, is expected to sign a three-year deal that could be worth up to $36 million.
It’s a homecoming for Woods. He played at Gardena Serra High and at USC before he was selected in the second round of the 2013 draft by the Buffalo Bills. He caught 51 passes for 613 yards and one touchdown in 13 games.
As for Whitworth, he’s spent his entire 11 year career with the Bengals. He’s played left tackle, left guard, and started in164 games.
The Whitworth signing could move Greg Robinson from left tackle to guard. Jared Goff was sacked 26 times in only 7 games last season.