Alec Ogletree would be a welcome reunion to the Rams

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LA Rams Alec Ogletree would be welcomed back

The LA Rams are scrambling right now when it comes to experience at linebacker. The only players currently on the roster with any starts are Troy Reeder at eight and Kenny Young, from the Marcus Peters trade, at just six NFL games.

The lack of experience at this position on defense is a glaring weakness, and it needs to be fixed.  the Rams should try to bring back former linebacker Alec Ogletree.

Ogletree is seventh on the Rams all-time leading tackler and is familiar with the organization. He has more starts than the whole linebacking room combined, 93 starts himself to just 14 for the entire linebacking corps, which is 6.6 times more.

Ogletree’s experience helps the Rams win now while preparing them for the future. The knowledge he could provide current players on the roster is insurmountable. He can take the responsibility of having the defensive radio in his helmet and make play calls and defensive adjustments, which relieves the pressure off younger players.

Make young players earn starting time

With less pressure, it gives the other linebackers the freedom to just play football while picking his brain after a game so they can learn.

Another reason Ogletree would be a great fit to bring back is he also has the privilege of having the veterans of the current locker rooms respect. While most players going to new teams need to prove themselves Ogletree has already played with current leaders on the defense like Aaron Donald and Michael Brockers.

He not only helps the players but also helps the Rams’ new defensive coordinator Brandon Staley. With seven seasons in the NFL, Staley has a person who can be his eyes and ears on the field to help him in his first year as a coordinator.

What do you think? Should the Rams bring back Ogletree, bring in nobody, and let the current players get experience, or do you have somebody else in mind? I believe it’s a perfect match for this season if Ogletree wants to come back and they can get a team-friendly deal under the cap.