The Rams have given linebacker Bobby Wagner permission to speak with other teams, rather than wait for the start of free agency, multiple people directly involved in the discussions between the team and player told The Athletic. Here’s what you need to know:

Los Angeles and Wagner mutually agreed to part ways on Feb. 23, The Athletic reported.

Wagner, 32, played his first 10 seasons with the Seahawks before joining the Rams last season.

He started 17 games for Los Angeles in 2022, totaling 140 tackles (81 solo) with six sacks and two interceptions.

Free agency officially opens on March 15 and the legal tampering window opens on March 13. Wagner is his own agent.