LA Rams FA trio
The Rams may not be getting social media love right now for their mid-season signings, but there is a lot to love about the group that has been added to reinforce the offensive line. For starters, pickins are slim at this time of year, but the front office has managed to emerge from the castaways with three NFL veteran offensive linemen who could truly start for the Rams in a pinch.
And just to be clear, just because starters will be returning from injury is no reason to expect smooth sailing for the rest of the season. But the Rams are still stocked to the gills with offensive linemen.
OT Ty Nsekhe
We haven’t talked much about Ty Nesekhe, so let’s start there. Nsekhe may be getting long in the tooth, as many have been quick to point out. But a player who was once a member of the 2012 Saint Louis Rams has come a long way, baby. He’s had NFL chapters written in Washington (4 seasons), Buffalo (2 seasons), and finally Dallas (1 season).
It was the Washington experience that is most noteworthy, as it was then that he played for then-offensive coordinator Sean McVay in 2015 and 2016. Furthermore, despite the one-and-done nature of his recent career, the guy is grading well over the past three seasons. Sometimes the LA Rams front office does its best work when the pressure and heat are on. Right now, the heat is on.
IOLs Oday Aboushi and Matt Skura
We had already done feature stories when the team signed IOL Oday Aboushi and when the team signed IOL Matt Skura more than two months ago and a month ago respectively as they were signed to the team.
Aboushi has already seen work for the Rams in Game 6. With Brian Allen on the mend, the Rams will likely start Alaric Jackson, Bobby Evans, Brian Allen, Oday Aboushi, and Rob Havenstein against the San Francisco 49ers in Game 7. Eventually, Coleman Shelton will heal up and replace Aboushi, and David Edwards will heal up and replace Bobby Evans.