Robey-Coleman was set to enter the final season of a three-year, $15.7 million deal, but now becomes an unrestricted free agent. The Rams create $5 million in salary-cap space with the move.
The Los Angeles Times first reported the Rams' decision to move on from Robey-Coleman.
A seven-year NFL veteran, Robey-Coleman gained notoriety during the NFC Championship Game in January 2019 when he delivered a controversial hit to New Orleans Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis with less than two minutes remaining in regulation. Officials failed to call pass interference against Robey-Coleman, and the play proved critical as the Rams eventually went on to defeat the Saints in overtime to earn a trip to Super Bowl LIII.
Robey-Coleman admitted shortly after the game that the hit probably should have been flagged. During the ensuing offseason, the blown call led to a change in the NFL rulebook, which now allows for pass interference, including non-calls, to be reviewed.
Robey-Coleman was among the key free agents signed by the Rams in 2017 after the arrival of coach Sean McVay. In three seasons in Los Angeles, Robey-Coleman boosted his profile as one of the top nickelbacks in the NFL with 20 passes defended, 3 interceptions and 3 forced fumbles.
Prior to joining the Rams, Robey-Coleman played four seasons for the Buffalo Bills, who signed him as an undrafted free agent from USC.
The Rams' decision to move on from Robey-Coleman leaves them without one of the top playmakers in their secondary, which also includes cornerback Jalen Ramsey, but provides much-needed salary-cap relief as they continue to pay out megadeals to quarterback Jared Goff, defensive tackle Aaron Donald, running back Todd Gurley and receiver Brandin Cooks.