Nov. 25, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA: St. Louis Rams guard Harvey Dahl (62) and tackle Barry Richardson (79) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: St. Louis Rams release Harvey Dahl


 

Over the weekend, a report surfaced that the St. Louis Rams were going to release veteran offensive guard Harvey Dahl.

On Monday, the Rams did just that.

Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com explains the reason for Dahl’s release.

Dahl’s release had been expected for most of the offseason as the Rams looked for ways to create some additional flexibility entering free agency. Dahl was scheduled to count $4 million against the 2014 salary cap but had no signing bonus or guaranteed money left, so the Rams will realize all of that as savings.

Had they kept him, the Rams would have owed Dahl a $2 million roster bonus on the third day of the league year. Instead, Dahl will join cornerback Cortland Finnegan as players the Rams have cut in advance of free agency.

The Rams will now have nearly $15 million in cap space, which should allow them to upgrade their team in areas of need.

Dahl is aging at 32, but should still land on his feet.

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