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Rams trade wide receiver Robert Woods to the Tennessee Titans

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The Super Bowl champion Rams continued to reshuffle its roster Saturday, selling wide receiver Robert Woods to the Tennessee Titans, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.

The Rams will receive a sixth-round draft pick in 2023 in exchange for Woods.

Woods, who turns 30 in April, signed with the Rams in 2017 and has been a pillar for teams that have made four playoff appearances and played in two Super Bowls in the last five seasons. He joins left tackle Andrew Whitworth, who has retired, and punter Johnny Hekker, who has been let go as cores are no longer part of the team.

Woods is recovering from a season-ending knee injury sustained in November but is expected to be ready for training camp. Woods was injured the day after the Rams signed wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., who sustained a knee injury in the Rams’ Super Bowl LVI win over the Cincinnati Bengals.

In 2020, the Rams gave Woods a four-year extension that included $32 million in guarantees. He was expected to carry a $15.7 million salary cap this season, according to overthecap.com. He was due to receive a $3.5 million roster bonus Sunday, according to Spotrac.com.

With receiver Cooper Kupp capped at $18.7 million, Woods was being considered a potential trade piece even before the Rams signed free-agent receiver Allen Robinson to a three-year deal last week that carries $31 million in guarantees US dollars included.

The Rams’ receiving corps includes Kupp, Robinson, Van Jefferson, Ben Skowronek, Tutu Atwell and Brandon Powell, the Rams’ kick returner who agreed on the terms Saturday. Beckham is a free agent but the Rams have said they would like to sign him again.

Trading Woods concludes a successful stint in Los Angeles for the Carson native, who attended Gardena Serra High and was an All-American at USC.

Woods played his first four NFL seasons with the Buffalo Bills, who selected him in the second round of the 2013 draft. He signed with the Rams in March 2017, two months after the team made then-30-year-old Sean McVay the youngest coach in modern NFL history.

Woods and Kupp were integral parts of the receiving corps, which included Sammy Watkins in 2017 and Brandin Cooks in 2018 and 2019.

Woods surpassed 1,100 yards in reception in 2018 and 2019. He caught 18 touchdown passes in four seasons, but his worth exceeded his stats. Woods and Kupp were leaders and enthusiastic and effective blockers for former Rams running backs to Todd Gurley and other Rams ball carriers.

This is an evolving story. The Times will have more on Woods soon.

https://www.latimes.com/sports/rams/story/2022-03-19/rams-trade-robert-woods-tennessee-titans Rams trade wide receiver Robert Woods to the Tennessee Titans

Andrew Schnitker

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