Sean McVay explains Rams’ ‘financially driven’ decision to trade Kenny Young

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The Rams didn’t get much in return for Kenny Young when they traded him and a future seventh-round pick to the Broncos for a sixth-rounder on Monday. However, they didn’t ship him to Denver with the goal of recouping valuable assets for the starting linebacker.

They did it because of the fact that they were able to clear about $1.3 million in cap space, giving them even more financial flexibility. They now have roughly $5 million in cap space and with the trade deadline approaching, they can now afford to make a move if they see one that’s worth exploring.

Sean McVay explained the decision to trade Young, calling it a tough move to make but one that opens things up for the Rams salary-cap wise, as well as giving guys like Ernest Jones an opportunity to play more snaps.

The Rams should never be ruled out when it comes to trades, but McVay wouldn’t get into whether there’s another move imminent after trading Young. Needing help at linebacker, tight end and potentially cornerback, the Rams could look into adding talent to their roster before the Nov. 2 deadline.

With Young gone, expect Troy Reeder and Jones to play more snaps, though Travin Howard could also get an opportunity, being the third linebacker on the 53-man roster.

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