Vincent Bonsignore of the Los Angeles Daily News reports that free agent safeties Donte Whitner and Dashon Goldson are both “still in play” for the Rams. However, it’s unlikely that the Rams will sign anyone until after OTA’s.
Both Whitner and Goldson have visited with the Rams, but there hasn’t been much buzz about Los Angeles signing either player since then. L.A. could use some more depth at safety before they head into training camp, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see them make a move in the coming weeks.
Whitner, 30, is a former first-round pick of the Bills back in 2006. After five years with the Bills, Whitner signed on with the 49ers and later joined the Browns in 2014.
He was in the third year of his four-year, $28 million contract when he was cut loose by the Browns back in April.
In 2015, Whitner appeared in 14 games and recorded 81 tackles, 1.5 sacks, a forced fumble, no interceptions and four pass defenses for the Browns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 24 safety out of 89 qualifying players.
Goldson, 31, was in the the fourth year of his five-year, $41.25 million contract that included $22 million guaranteed when he was released in a move that freed up $8 million in available cap space for the Redskins.
In 2015, Goldson appeared in 15 games for the Redskins and recorded 110 tackles, one interception returned for a touchdown, a forced fumble and three pass defenses for Washington.
We have both players featured in our Best Available Free Agents list.