If the Rams want to get an immediate boost to the offensive line, then veteran offensive tackle Marshall Newhouse would be a wise choice. He is a nine-year veteran and has played for seven different NFL teams. Of 129 games played, he has started 81, making him a starting quality lineman.
That type of ‘ready to start’ is what the Rams need right now. Although he is not elite, he is a serviceable option for the offensive line, and as such is deserving of a tryout. He started nine games for the New England Patriots in 2019. Over the course of his career, he has started at all offensive line positions save the center role. Versatile, experienced, and available. Why not see what he has?
Veteran offensive tackle Justin Britt is another option for the Rams offensive line. He can play all positions on the offensive line and knows the NFC West very well. Of course, there is a bit of ‘bad blood’ between Britt and the LA Rams defensive line, so any offer to try him out should be cleared by the Rams defensive line beforehand.
Britt was a durable player for the Seahawks before knee surgery ended his NFL season in 2019. The Seahawks released Britt in April 2020 to save $8.5 million in salary-cap space. The Packers gave Britt a tryout in September 2020 but that did not result in a signed contract. While the Rams may not sign Britt, it’s logical to give him a chance to try out.