While the LA Rams are looking for versatility, they can pick up a veteran guard in Larry Warford for a backup right guard, and use their younger players to cover other positions. Warford is an outstanding offensive lineman and is every bit worth a tryout for a veteran-needy Rams offense. The only problem? He is reportedly ‘opting out’ of the 2020 NFL season, but doing so independently.
That is a category that for all intents and purposes is new territory. In fact, Larry Warford was the only free-agent to opt-out of the 2020 NFL season. For that reason, many lists of available players in NFL Free Agency continue to list Warford. While he likely will not accept the offer to try out, it’s worth a call to see if he has changed his mind and test the process to see if an uncommitted NFL player can opt-in. Normally, that much effort is not worth the effort. Warford is.
The second offensive guard worth inviting in for an audition is Josh Kline. While he is an interior offensive lineman, he could help the Rams move offensive tackles back out to the offensive tackle position. The Rams have trended at selecting offensive tackles in the NFL Draft, and then moving them to an interior offensive line position when they arrive at training camp.
Kline is a 6-foot-3 300-pound offensive lineman, who has seven years in the NFL but was cut by the Minnesota Vikings after just one season. While the release was categorized by the Vikings as a salary cap casualty move, the release only saved the Vikings $1.5 million. Kline was the top offensive lineman in 2019 for the Vikings. Now, the versatile interior lineman is looking for a new team, and the LA Rams would be an excellent opportunity for the young man to reenergize his NFL career.