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After initial plans on defensive backs fall through, the Rams are trying to regroup

After initial plans on defensive backs fall through, the Rams are trying to regroup

The third in a series of occasional stories on the Rams' depth by position, as the team prepares for the April 28-30 NFL draft. Today, the defensive backs:

There would be no question about status of the Rams' secondary if the team's brain trust had executed its proclaimed off-season strategy of re-signing four key free agents.

The team put the near $14-million-per-year franchise tag on cornerback Trumaine Johnson and re-signed safety-linebacker Mark Barron to a five-year contract reportedly worth $45 million, but cornerback Janoris Jenkins signed a huge deal with the New York Giants and safety Rodney McLeod joined the Philadelphia Eagles.

So, half of the group...

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