Rams Trade Hayes For More Cap

March 10th, 2017

The Rams parted ways with four players on Friday, headlined by trading defensive end William Hayes to the Dolphins.

Hayes goes to Miami along with a 2017 7th round pick.  In return the Rams get a 2017 6th round pick.

In addition to moving Hayes, the Rams  released defensive end Eugene Sims, tight end Lance Kendricks and center Tim Barnes.  After signing Robert Woods and Andrew Whitworth on Thursday, and saying goodbye to four players today, the Rams have $17 million left in salary cap space.

Hayes is 31 years old, and coming off a season in which he had 5 sacks.  He was due $ 5.5 million in 2017.  He’s played 10 years in the NFL.

Sims is 30 years old, and has played 7 seasons with the Rams.  He had 2.5 sacks last season, and would have been owed $ 3.25 million this coming season.

Kendricks is 29, and played 6 seasons with the Rams. He had 50 catches for 499 yards and two touchdowns last season. He was going to make $4.25 million.

Barnes is 28, and is a 5- year veteran.  He started every game in 2015 and 2016, and was due to earn $3.35 million if he hit all his incentives.

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