The LA Rams have a host of healthy players coming back to the roster. While many players did not receive the IR designation, the team did designate both defensive back Troy Hill and wide receiver Van Jefferson as two players who were moved to injured reserve. As such, in order to move them back to the 53-man roster, the team will need to create corresponding open roster spots.
But if you thought for one second that the first such spot opened up on the active roster would be due to waiving former starting offensive center Jeremiah Kolone, then you are far better at prognosticating than I am.
Curiously, that is exactly what happened today:
So what is going on?
Rams roster actions
Well, the Rams appear to be quite confident in the ability to start offensive center Brian Allen ahead of Game 7. With his return, the Rams will not need Kolone on the active roster. Well, what about a backup center? The LA Rams added IOL Matt Skura, who has started both offensive guard and offensive center positions in his career.
So now, what of Jeremiah Kolone? The LA Rams signed him to the team’s practice squad to start the season, and assuming he clears waivers, is likely to return to the practice squad in the immediate future.
This moves acts to reduce the number of offensive linemen on the team’s active roster back down to seven, and subsequently creates the opportunity for the team to restore injured players or, if the opportunity presents itself, to sign or trade for a new player to add to the active roster.
What will the team’s next move be? Most likely the team will restore both WR Van Jefferson and DB Troy Hill to the active roster in time for Game 7. But the move does create the opportunity to add a new face to the roster as well. If the opportunity presents itself, that is.