3 practice squad LBs for LA Rams to poach for 53-man roster

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The LA Rams’ inside linebacker situation is bleak. Here are three on practice squads ripe for poaching to add to the Rams roster

The LA Rams need help at inside linebacker. The Rams are running Micah Kiser into the ground, while his partner Kenny Young never seems to be in a position to make a play.  The bench only has Troy Reeder available, who was actually a pleasant surprise when he starter against the Washington Football Team and sacked the quarterback three times.

Still, the ritual is becoming cyclical now. Each week fans hold their breath in hopes that the team will not have new injuries to report on any of the existing inside linebackers. That is followed by inspecting the opposing team’s offensive stats, paying close attention to the running game and the receiving statistics for running backs and the second tight-end on their depth chart. Then the wait. The painful wait until the kickoff, hoping that the Rams can match up well.

Depth, or more?

Even if the coaching staff truly is completely confident in the team’s talent at inside linebacker, the team needs depth. Justin Hollins plays the edge. The Rams just returned rookie Terrell Lewis to the active roster but sent the promising Ogbonnia Okoronkwo to Injured Reserve following elbow surgery.  The Rams simply are outnumbered. They need more men at the linebacker position.

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And so, it’s time to grab the LA Rams checkbook and start shopping.  While we had looked at the NFL Free Agent market before, this time we will explore three inside linebackers who could quickly enter the rotation and perhaps even pry a starting role alongside Kiser if they played well enough.  Time’s a-wasting, so let’s get right to it.