Robert Woods, Rams Reportedly Agree on 5-Year, $39 Million Contract

Timothy RappFeatured ColumnistMarch 9, 2017

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 23:  Robert Woods #10 of the Buffalo Bills is injured during the second quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on November 23, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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Veteran wide receiver Robert Woods reportedly will sign with the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN and Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.

The deal is expected to be for five years and $39 million, with $15 million guaranteed.

Woods, 24, has spent his entire four-year career with the Buffalo Bills, catching 203 passes for 2,451 yards and 12 touchdowns. While he's never accumulated 700 receiving yards or more than five touchdowns in a season, he's been a reliable option for the Bills during his time with the team. 

Woods won't necessarily be the top option for the Rams, but at the worst he'll be a solid No. 2 or No. 3 receiver. While he doesn't excel in any one facet of the passing game, he's a solid route-runner and an excellent blocker who should be a nice addition to the team.

Woods doesn't have game-breaking speed or spectacular, acrobatic catches, but he does the little things well at the position and is a capable possession receiver.

For the Rams, utilizing him in that role as a complement to Brian Quick and Tavon Austin—along with any wideouts the team potentially adds in the NFL draft— should benefit young quarterback Jared Goff. While the Rams still need to improve their weapons in the passing game, adding a player like Woods should help take some of the pressure off of running back Todd Gurley.

With a new coaching staff in place and now an upgrade at wide receiver, the Rams should have a different look on offense in 2017.