5 LA Rams emergency LB signings from NFL Free Agency

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Here are five ILB free agents who the LA Rams must fast track from NFL Free Agency in order to preserve their shot at the top-seeded NFC team

The LA Rams may not be getting headlines over their injuries, but the team has been fighting through the wear and tear on key players throughout the 2020 NFL Season. The reason it has not ignited into a full-blown panic for the team is that this year is far less crippling than the 2019 season that required the team to rebuild the offensive line as well as the secondary in mid-season.

But the team has been piling up injuries at the same position – linebacker. So far, the team has recorded injuries to Terrell Lewis, Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, Travin Howard, and most recently Micah Kiser. While the Rams have gone out to reinforce the outside linebacker position with the signings of both Justin Hollins and Derrick Rivers, the team has made no effort to reinforce the interior linebacker role.

Out of options

The Rams run a 3-4 defense. This week, the team announced assigning starting inside linebacker Micah Kiser to the three-week injured reserve list. Once more, fans will hold their breath as the team schemes a defense that can make use of ILB Troy Reeder‘s skills, can contain the opposing offense, and somehow has a plan B in the unlikely event that Reeder falls to injury.

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With just Reeder and Kenny Young active for this game, the Rams have cut the inside linebacker position to the bare bones. This is no longer a ‘one week and he’s back’ situation. This is an emergency. One more injury and the Rams will be unable to field two inside linebackers. Two injuries and the team will not have any inside linebackers to go. The Rams need to act now.