2. DL Jurrell Casey (Released by Denver Broncos)
New defensive coordinator Raheem Morris is very aware of the talents of recently-released defensive end Allen Bailey. The coach spent six seasons in Atlanta and held various positions on both sides of the ball. Bailey spent the past two seasons with the club and he’s available for any team to add to their organization immediately.
But on Thursday afternoon, the Denver Broncos opted to part ways with five-time Pro Bowler Jurrell Casey. He could be a much more attractive target for Rams’ general manager Les Snead, who could use some depth along the defensive front – especially if reserve Morgan Fox moves on. The latter comes off a season in which he totaled 27 tackles (8 for losses), six sacks and nine quarterback hits.
It’s worth remembering that Morris inherits a unit that Brandon Staley (now the head coach of the Chargers) put his stamp on. The Rams allowed the fewest total yards and surrendered the fewest points in the league this past season. Casey was limited to only three games and starts this past season due to a biceps injury with the Broncos but can play anywhere along the defensive front. He’s racked up 51 sacks and eight forced fumbles during his 10-year career.