At 6-8, with two regular-season games left to play, the St. Louis Rams once again find themselves playing for the future.
The good news is that they are playing competitive football week in and week out with a backup quarterback and the youngest roster in the NFL. Things may have been different for the Rams if signal-caller Sam Bradford wouldn't have torn his ACL against the Carolina Panthers, but injuries happen.
Nonetheless, the Rams have some tough decisions to make over the course of the next few months.
Chances are they don't want to continuously be the youngest team in league, yet with little wiggle room in terms of salary, they may end up being the NFL's most inexperienced team for a few more years. This could work out for St. Louis, but the team has to shed some of the veteran fat to move forward.
Let's take a look at four veteran contracts the Rams—who currently have $561,040 of cap space with which to work—need to move on from in 2014.
Salary cap numbers are courtesy of Spotrac.com.