The cornerback spot was a well-documented nightmare for the Rams last season.
The carnage began early in training camp when second-year corner Jerome Murphy was lost for the season with a broken ankle. It continued in the first game of the season when starter Ron Bartell suffered a broken bone in his neck and was lost for the season. During the team's bye week, the other starter, Bradley Fletcher, suffered a torn ACL.
Al Harris came in to start, and he promptly tore his ACL. Marquis Johnson suffered a lacerated spleen. No one was safe.
Things are looking very different this year. Bartell was released and signed with the Raiders. Johnson was released. Harris has retired. Fletcher and Murphy are back, but the Rams are changing the face of their secondary.
Cortland Finnegan was signed in the opening hours of the new league year. Then, in the draft, the Rams selected Janoris Jenkins in the second round and Trumaine Johnson in the third round.
The Rams were bold and aggressive, but ...