Basically three full days have passed since the opening of the 2012 free agency period, but the St. Louis Rams have been wise enough to avoid jumping in head first.
Overly anxious teams have jumped the gun, as they do every year, which has resulted in mid-level players receiving enormous contracts that far exceed their talent, such as wide receivers Pierre Garcon (five years, $42.5 million) and Laurent Robinson (five years, $32.5 million).
At this point, the Rams have locked down just one player— ex-Titans cornerback Cortland Finnegan.
Finnegan earned a hefty payday on Tuesday evening with a five-year contract worth $50 million.
Finnegan is actually deserving of the money due to his consistent production, which justifies the signing.
Unlike the teams who coughed up blank checks out of desperation, the Rams found a player who's undoubtedly worth the money.
But even though the Finnegan acquisition was a major move by St. Louis, it's also their only move at this point. The lack of activity has generated mild panic among Rams fans.
However, while there haven't been any additional players inked to multi-year deals, coach Jeff Fisher and general manager Les Snead are hard at work trying to produce the next signing.
Rams beat writer Jim Thomas described the hectic activity at Rams Park in a Twitter post:
Hallways of Rams Park literally jammed with free agent visitors: Mario Manningham, Steve Smith, Shaun Hill, Scott Wells, Travelle Wharton.
The Rams had an abysmal 2-14 record in 2011, which has been the norm over the last five seasons, so players aren't exactly falling over themselves to sign with St. Louis.
But as we sit tight and wait for the next announcement, lets take a glance at some of the top available free agents who are currently being targeted by the Rams.