Summing up all the recent LA Rams roster moves

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LA Rams Roster Oday Aboushi
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Losses (5)
OL Tremayne Anchrum to IR (lost for the season)
TE Brycen Hopkins (three-week NFL suspension)
RB Trey Ragas (waived injury settlement from practice squad)
LS Matt Overton (waived from practice squad)
RB Kyren Williams to IR (ankle, expected to return)

Practice squad additions (3)
IOL Matt Skura
RB Malcolm Brown
RB Ronnie Rivers

Active roster additions (3)
IOL Oday Aboushi (free agent via practice squad)
IOL Jeremiah Kolone (via practice squad)
TE Kendall Blanton (via practice squad)

Key Rams Free Agency signings

Some key items of interest to the Rams’ free agency signings on the offensive side of the football begin with the team’s addition of interior offensive lineman Oday Aboushi. Aboushi is a free agent interior offensive lineman who we were aware was on the LA Rams’ radar over a month ago. We will have more to share on his signing in the future, but Aboushi has solid production in the NFL, and feels like a player who is not only a solid depth piece but one who can step into a starting role on the roster.

Head coach Sean McVay covered the Week 2 performance, both the highs and the lows, over the first half of the Coach McVay Show (above).  He mentions Aboushi at the 21:00 mark, calling it a ‘big deal’ getting him. McVay states that the coaching staff has a lot of confidence in him.

Another key trend on the LA Rams’ offensive side of the football is the mildly surprising return of both tight end Kendall Blanton and running back Malcolm Brown. Blanton is on the active roster, and will likely see some action in Week 3. Blanton is a big burly blocking tight end, and that is always in short supply on the offensive side of the football.

For the moment, LA Rams running back Malcolm Brown will ramp up on the Rams practice squad. I expect that at some point, Brown will supplant Jake Funk on the active rusher. We’ll certainly focus more on how the team plans to make use of  Brown. But for now, the Rams are going to meet the challenge of their Week 3 opponent, the Arizona Cardinals, without Malcolm Brown.