The LA Rams are back to shopping for a player who can contribute to the team on either special teams, offense, or both. When the Rams lost WR/TE Jacob Harris for the rest of the season, the situation immediately created a vacancy in the Rams roster.
And having seen what the LA Rams offense looked like against the Tennessee Titans, the obvious direction that the team should consider in adding another offensive weapon to the team. But will that player be used effectively to counter what the team experienced against the Titans?
So what type of player could counter that type of offensive disappointment? Well, the LA Rams failed to grasp the fact that the Titan’s defense entered the game completely dictating to the offense what would and would not work. That inability to diagnose their opponent’s strategy until it was far too late pretty much negates the chance to fix the problem with a new player. The Rams have the players on the roster who would have succeeded with the right packages on the field, and with the right plays called.
But the front office can load up with the players who could make a difference should the need arise once more. So who may be helpful now that the season is more than halfway over?
Option I: Blocking tight end
The LA Rams would most certainly feel an immediate impact if the team signed blocking tight end, Darren Fells. Fells is a monstrous 6-foot-7 and 270-pounds, and he makes no bones about the fact that he can block, and loves to do so.
Fells is a bonafide blocking tight end, and that is exactly what the LA Rams appear to be lacking right now. Now in his eighth NFL season, he can catch passes as well. In fact, he has caught 21 TD passes, with the past two seasons (2019-20) in the Houston Texans offense being the most productive seasons in his career.
He is a reliable target, catching nearly 72 percent of the passes thrown his way. He even has playoff experience, catching 12 of 19 passes for 110 yards and three touchdowns. He even played in Matthew Stafford’s offense in 2017. He caught his only target when he faced the Rams, good for six yards.
Best of all, Fells is easy on the salary cap.