Rams signing veteran CB Tre’Davious White to 1-year deal: Sources

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The Los Angeles Rams are signing veteran cornerback Tre’Davious White to a one-year deal, league sources said Tuesday.

NFL Network was first to report news of the deal.

White’s signing with the Rams comes after the Buffalo Bills released him earlier this month to save $10.2 million in salary cap space. Last season, he tore his Achilles on a non-contact play against the Miami Dolphins in Week 4 and missed the rest of the season.

White spent his entire seven-year career with Buffalo after the team drafted him with the No. 27 pick in 2017. He recorded 311 tackles, 68 passes defended and 18 interceptions in 82 games (all starts). He earned two Pro Bowl selections in 2019 and 2020.

White recently visited the Rams, where league sources said both sides felt positive about the fit. The Rams signed veteran cornerback Darious Williams to a three-year deal in the first week of free agency this month, so White will be another veteran presence on a defense that is generally very young — and now missing future Hall of Famer Aaron Donald up front.

The Rams went young at cornerback via the draft two seasons ago, but those players have been inconsistent and must take a step forward. Signing two veteran cornerbacks and a safety (Kam Curl) in free agency seems to point toward the Rams prioritizing pass rushers in the upcoming draft.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter noted that renowned surgeon Neal ElAttrache repaired White’s torn Achilles tendon. ElAttrache is the Rams’ team doctor, so he would have been able to provide the team (with White’s permission) with insight into the injury and recovery timeline.

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