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Rams waive OLB Carlos Thompson after signing six UDFAs – Rams Wire

Since the 2018 NFL Draft ended, the Los Angeles Rams have remained busy. In addition to their continuing offseason program, they’ve worked the undrafted free agent wire heavily in the past few weeks.
After signing seven college free agents initially, the Rams announced six more signings on Monday night.
In addition to signing these six players, the Rams also waived a 2015 undrafted free agent in Carlos Thompson. He played three games last season (starting one) and has just seven career tackles in five games.
The most interesting part about these signings is the Rams’ interest in safeties. They didn’t draft any, but it’s clear they’re looking to add players at that position, which fans hope isn’t a bad sign for Lamarcus Joyner’s contract situation.
The Rams have been stingy when it comes to defensive back contracts, so there is some worry that he won’t get a deal before the season begins.
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The Los Angeles Rams announced that they have signed all 11 picks from the 2018 NFL Draft, getting their entire rookie class under contract at once. They were the last team to sign any of their draft picks with the majority of teams signing at least a few rookies.
Given the collective bargaining agreement and structure of rookie contracts, there aren’t going to be any surprises with the length or amount of money any of the rookies receive. And considering the Rams didn’t have a first- or second-round pick, the class likely didn’t cost them much.
Spotrac projects the…
It’s become a tradition in Los Angeles, but it’s worth bringing up again. As of Friday, the Rams are one of two teams that haven’t signed a 2018 draft pick. The other team is the Miami Dolphins, who will wait to sign their rookies until after June 1, which is when they’ll receive cap relief from Ndamukong Suh’s release.
As for the Rams, the reason is different. As Pro Football Talk points out, the Rams always wait to sign their rookies in order to educate them financially before handing over a lucrative signing bonus.
“We give them financial literacy courses, we…
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