The Los Angeles Rams agreed to terms with veteran center John Sullivan on Wednesday.
Ever since the Buffalo Bills matched the offer sheet for Ryan Groy, the Los Angeles Rams have been desperately trying to fill their need at center through free agency over the last few weeks, especially after pulling the surprise move of parting ways with Tim Barnes. A few weeks ago, the Rams brought in veteran John Sullivan for a visit, and even though nothing happened at the time, it looks like the center will be reuniting with Sean McVay for the 2017 season.
According to the team site, Los Angeles has agreed to terms with Sullivan to help fill that need at center with the draft only a few weeks away. Despite only one start with the Washington Redskins during the 2016 season, Sullivan did start 93 of the 109 games he appeared in during the seven years he spent with the Minnesota Vikings from 2008-14.
Only time will tell when it comes to whether this move will pay off for the Rams, but hopefully this turns into one of those low risk, high reward signings with Sullivan. Between his experience working with McVay along with his veteran presence, Sullivan should have an immediate impact on the line during his first year in Los Angeles.
Even if there were a few other centers to choose from, such as former New York Jets center Nick Mangold, the addition of Sullivan seems like the best fit, and give the Rams credit for addressing the need instead of waiting a few more weeks when the draft was here. Otherwise, Los Angeles would have entered the draft with even more pressure to address the need at center.