The Rams Shop

by Bret Stuter | Ramlin Fan

The little steps of the LA Rams sometimes build a much bigger and better roster. Perhaps that is one of the reasons why the tactics of Rams GM Les Snead have been so intriguing over the years. Others turn to his blockbuster trades and his headliner free agency signings. But those are splash moves that could be replicated by Dallas Cowboys team owner/general manager Jerry Jones.

I admire the little tweaks, the moves that seldom find their way to the feature story of the NFL Network, but eventually and ultimately contribute to the team’s uncanny string of never playing a losing season under head coach Sean McVay.

Moves like re-signing inside linebacker Travin Howard for another year is the latest example. Those are the moves that too many ignore. But this extension is kind of a big deal for the team. The LA Rams may have added All-Pro veteran inside linebacker Bobby Wagner to the team’s roster, but he will need to get a rest at some point during the game. Now, the Rams have a solid backup for the position and a key contributor to helping on special teams coverage as well.

It’s a one-year deal for Howard. And it gives the Rams a much better depth at a position on defense that continues to grow in value for DC Raheem Morris.

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