The Los Angeles Rams have made their first major move since moving to California, releasing defensive lineman Chris Long, linebacker James Laurinaitis and tight end Jared Cook on Friday.
The three moves should save the new Golden State residents about $24 million in cap space, according to NFL.com’s Albert Breer.
Long was drafted second overall in 2008 and Laurinaitis was a second-round pick in ’09. Laurinaitis became the all-time tackle leader in 2016. Long has 54 1/2 career sack in 96 career games.
Cook had two years left on a five-year deal and hasn’t missed a game since signing that contract in 2013. He did not catch a touchdown in 2016.