Dwayne Bowe never gave the St. Louis Rams—or anyone else—an opportunity to vie for his services in free agency by never hitting the open market. St. Louis doesn’t figure to be a major player for the biggest stars of the free agency season, but questions would undoubtedly have swirled regarding the Kansas City Chiefs wideout’s interest in the NFL’s other Missouri-based squad.
Bowe would have filled a need for the Rams, who should benefit from the presence of a veteran wide receiver. However, the team has just over $11 million in cap space after releasing tackle Wayne Hunter on Mar. 6.
A top-tier free-agent wide receiver like Bowe, Wes Welker, Greg Jennings or Mike Wallace could eat up all of that. St. Louis has too many other holes to fill to commit an eight-figure salary cap number to a single guy in free agency, even if they do release or restructure more veterans’ deals.