Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Rams have placed an original-round tender on RFA OLB Matt Longacre. According to Rapoport, Longacre “could get some action” in the restricted free agent market.
The original-round tender gives the Rams the right of first refusal for any offer he signs with another team in free agency. However, the Rams would not receive any draft pick compensation if they were to decline to match the offer, considering that Longacre was an undrafted free agent.
Longacre, 26, signed on with the Rams as an undrafted free agent out of Northwest Missouri State back in May of 2015. He made a base salary of $615,000 this year and is now testing the market as a restricted free agent.
In 2017, Longacre appeared in 14 games for the Rams and recorded 23 tackles, 5.5 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. Pro Football Focus rates him as the No. 63 overall edge defender out of 106 qualifying players.