Is there hope that the Los Angeles Rams can sign yet another blockbuster deal with the NFL Draft two weeks away?
And whether the Rams have enough space to reel in a $65 million defender who not only won the previous year’s Defensive Player of the Year, but also led the New England Patriots to a Super Bowl win over the Rams in the 2018 season?
Stephon Gilmore remains one of the top freelance agency names still on the open market. As mentioned in this Heavy on Rams story, The Athletic’s Jourdan Rodrigue reported that Gilmore and the Rams “have been in contact” through a source.
However, according to NFL insider Jordan Schultz on Thursday afternoon, April 14, the Rams could lose their chance to shoot in the highly prized corner.
Gilmore Had a ‘Fantastic Visit’
Schultz reports that Gilmore not only met with representatives from the Indianapolis Colts, but Wednesday’s visit was a great one.
“Stephon Gilmore had a ‘great visit’ with the Colts yesterday, according to sources,” Schultz tweeted.
But there’s more: The Colts appreciate Gilmore.
“Indianapolis loves Gilmore, no doubt,” Schultz mentioned. “The organization sees him as a number one striker – a real high-impact player. An agreement has not been made yet, but there is ongoing dialogue. “
The Colts have had a positive season. The team traded quarterback Carson Wentz for the Washington Commanders, but that helped open the door for Matt Ryan to the Atlanta Falcons.
Additionally, the team acquired Yannick Ngakoue of the Las Vegas Raiders through trade to enhance pass speed. The franchise recently added Super Bowl-winning safety, Kansas City captain Armani Watts on April 5 to improve the lost-key sub and special teammate George Odum ahead of time. San Francisco 49ers.
Schultz says Gilmore’s prospects for the Colts are high.
“There is ‘cautious optimism’ within the Colts organization that a deal will be struck with Stephon Gilmore, according to a federation source,” Schultz tweeted.
One way Indy is trying to convince the 31-year-old with 5 Pro Bowl appearances and 27 career interceptions? The owner sending the vehicle is one.
“Key factors: Jim Irsay sent the jet – that was important – and Chris Ballard knew he needed a top corner. Both owner/GM in lock step,” shared Schultz.
The insider concluded that the Colts added Gilmore could pair him with the 2021 Pro Bowler and that a man who shared a past Patriot relationship with Gilmore was in Kenny Moore. Schultz imagined the possibilities with both men and the angle depth that was available.
“How upset will the Colts couple Kenny Moore and Stephon Gilmore be? Isaiah Rodgers, Brandon Facyson Legitimate: It Was Hard,” Schultz tweeted.
Possible next step without Gilmore for Rams
If the Rams can’t add Gilmore to their list of 2022 free agent deals that already feature former Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson and longtime Seattle Seahawks rival Bobby Wagner, the script likely next? Draft.
The Rams didn’t pick until 104th place in the third round, which means they have the day off on Thursday, April 28. But the two names have been considered likely to win 56 Super Bowl champions.
Rodrigue named Cam Taylor-Britt of Nebraska as one of the draft picks. Meanwhile, Pro Football Focus’s Ben Linsey on Monday, April 11 called University of Cincinnati winger Coby Bryant the “best-case scenario” found for the Rams after the first round.
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