Rams built outside linebacker Leonard Floyd’s release officials. He announced that he released Floyd along with seven others on Friday.
The team also waived tight end Roger Carter, defensive back TJ Carter, receiver JJ Koski, tight end Jared Pinkney, receiver Jaquari Roberson, receiver Jareth Stern and defensive end Brayden Thomas.
Floyd, 30, spent three seasons in Los Angeles. He had 29 tackles, 59 quarterback hits and 184 tackles in 50 games. He had at least nine sacks in each of those three seasons, highlighted by a career-high 10.5 in his first season with the Rams in 2020.
In 2022, he started all 17 games and had a team-high nine sacks, as well as 59 total tackles. Floyd had 9.5 sacks, a career-high 70 total tackles and an interception in 17 games in 2021 while helping the Rams win Super Bowl LVI.
It’s unclear whether the Rams will be using the post-June 1 designation on Floyd. If they don’t, they will take a $19 million cap hit in dead money with only a $3 million cap savings.
A post-June 1 designation would save $15.5 million in cap space in 2023 with a dead cap hit of $6.5 million.
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