EARTH CITY, Mo. — The free-agent market is scheduled to open March 10 and teams may begin negotiations with those poised to hit the market beginning March 7. We’ll count down to that with a position-by-position look at what the St. Louis Rams have in place, who is set to hit the market, what they might need and who might fit the bill.
Under contract: Greg Robinson, Jake Long
Pending free agents: Joe Barksdale, Mike Person
What’s needed: The Rams have already committed to making Robinson the team’s left tackle for the short and long term. He is recovering from toe surgery but all signs point to Robinson being healthy and ready to go this season. The real question comes in with what happens on the right side. The Rams would like to keep Barksdale but they haven’t reached terms on a deal and Barksdale is almost certainly going to test the market since he’s this close to the start of free agency. Barksdale has said he’d like to stay in St. Louis in the past but there was surprise in his camp that a deal didn’t get done earlier.
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