The Los Angeles Rams announced they have traded DE William Hayes and seventh-round pick (No. 223) to the Dolphins for their sixth-round pick (No. 206).
“Will has been an integral member of our defense since he became a Ram in 2012,” said Rams GM Les Snead. “His passion set the tone for our defense and served as an example for his teammates. Off the field, he showed compassion as he was a major contributor to the St. Louis and Los Angeles communities, working to improve the plight of the homeless. We wish Will and his family the best of luck in all of his future endeavors.”
Hayes, 31, is a former fourth-round pick of the Titans back in 2008. He spent four years in Tennessee before signing on with the Rams in 2012.
Hayes is in the second year of his three-year, $21 million contract that includes $10 million guaranteed and stands to make a base salary of $3.5 million for the 2017 season.
According to OverTheCap.com, trading Kendricks will free up $5.5 of available cap space while creating no dead money.
In 2016, Hayes appeared in 14 games for the Rams and recorded 43 tackles and five sacks.