The Los Angeles Rams brought in veteran John Sullivan for a visit on Monday as they continue to search for a new center.
After the Buffalo Bills matched an offer sheet for Ryan Groy, the Los Angeles Rams are still in search for adding another center in free agency for the 2017 season. With Groy officially out of the picture, the one name to keep an eye on for the Rams over the next few days is veteran John Sullivan, who was a member of the Washington Redskins last year.
According to ESPN’s Alden Gonzalez, Sullivan visited Los Angeles on Monday, as the team hopes to fill their need at center sooner rather than later. Improving the offensive line was one of the top priorities for the Rams heading into the offseason after struggling for a majority of 2016, and even though Sullivan only started once last year with the Redskins, the center did manage to start 93 of 109 games with the Minnesota Vikings from 2008-14.
Believe it or not, Los Angeles has been considered one of the early winners of free agency after the team found a way to land Andrew Whitworth to help fix some of their issues on the offensive line. But the team also made the surprise move of releasing Tim Barnes, who started 32 games over the last two seasons for the Rams, shortly after.
From a lack of remaining options in free agency with veteran experience along with the chance to reunite with Sean McVay, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Los Angeles agree to a deal with Sullivan at some point this week. And if they do end up bringing Sullivan on board for the 2017 season, it would only add to the impressive list of free agent signings the Rams have already made with free agency almost officially two weeks in the books.