Rams Kicker Greg Zuerlein Re-Signs, McDougald To Los Angeles?

Greg Zuerlein K, Los Angeles Rams
Nov 13, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Los Angeles Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein (4) kicks a first quarter field goal against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Rams Kicker Re-Signs In Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Rams made a smart decision when they decided to re-sign kicker Greg Zuerlein. According to Mike Garafolo at NFL Network, Zuerlein agreed to a three-year deal with the team, is set to average $2.25 million per season.

“Greg the Leg” is coming of a season where he made 19-of-22 field goals (86.4 percent) in 2016 and was 17-of-18 from within 50 yards. According to Jordan Plocher at Pro Football Focus, “Zuerlein has been the Rams most consistent point-scorer in the last few years. Zuerlein’s leg can turn many stalled Rams’ drives into three points and with the Rams’ offense still a bit away from being productive, keeping Zuerlein in house will be hugely beneficial to the team.”

Worth mentioning, is that Zuerlein wasn’t always such a reliable kicker. 2015 saw him struggle when he went just 20-of-30 (66.7 percent) field goals in 2015. He only made just three of his nine kicks from beyond 50 yards that season.

How things have changed for him in Los Angeles.


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McDougald To L.A. Might Make Sense

Bradley McDougald, safety Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Dec 11, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers free safety Bradley McDougald (30) against the New Orleans Saints during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Bradley McDougald looks to be out of his gig in Tampa, and that may be a good thing for the Rams. With J.J. Wilcox coming to terms with the Bucs, and Los Angeles possibly looking to move on from T.J. McDonald, McDougald might be a nice fit.

Over 31 games for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, McDougald has made 31 starts and racked up an average of 89 tackles a season over that period. While he doesn’t “grade out” particularly impressive, he’s a solid player who can play both safety spots for a very friendly price tag.

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