01-11-2020, 07:21 AM
The Rams continued adding undrafted rookies to their roster on Tuesday.They announced the addition of five players a day after they signed 14 undrafted free agents. Nine of those 14 players are on the offensive side of the ball and the Rams added four more of them on TuesdayWide receivers Justin Sumpter and Jonathan Lloyd will join offensive linemen Matt Kaskey and Justice Powers on the practice field. San Jose State defensive tackle Owen Roberts rounds out the group.Lloyd played with Giants first-round pick Daniel Jones at Duke and caught 51 passes for 604 yards and five touchdowns last season. Sumpter had 21 catches for 316 yards and four touchdowns at Kennesaw State.Kaskey was a three-year starter at Dartmouth and Powers started at right tackle for UAB. The Rams drafted two offensive linemen Taylor Rapp Los Angeles Rams Jerseys , added three undrafted rookies to the group on Monday and also signed former AAF lineman Jeremiah Kolone.Roberts had 23.5 tackles for loss and seven sacks over four years at San Jose State. Once upon a time (actually, before 2006), June 1 of every year brought a second wave of free agency. Now, for entirely different reasons Los Angeles Rams Jerseys Stitched , a second wave of free agency comes after May 7.But where June 1 free agency was about teams cutting players for cap-management purposes, May 7 is about free agents who already are available — and who had been for nearly two months.May 7 has relevance because that’s when the compensatory draft-pick formula shuts off, allowing a team to sign a player without the acquisition affecting its potential haul of extra draft picks, a facet of the labor deal about which more and more teams have become sensitive in recent years. Basically Taylor Rapp black jersey , any free agent signed after May 7 doesn’t count, either for the new team or the old team, toward the compensatory picks either team will, or won’t Taylor Rapp Jersey Mens , receive for 2020.The compensatory draft-pick formula applies to players who became free agents on March 13, via the expiration of their contracts. Unsigned this long, they surely won’t be signed before Tuesday, and this year’s list is topped by the likes of former Rams defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and former Lions defensive end Ziggy Ansah.So how do certain players end up being the ones who remain available after May 7? Their financial demands surely are a factor Taylor Rapp Jersey Cheap , as are their interest (or lack thereof) in being under contract for offseason workouts. Health, as it appears to be for Ansah, also can delay the process.Regardless, every year a group of free agents not signed in the first wave of the process end up remaining available past May 7 Rob Havenstein Jersey , because teams have figured out that it’s better to wait, since it makes better the chances of getting dibs on more young and cheap players the following year.