LA Rams front office turns nose up to fans over OL injuries

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There is an unchanging and immutable desire among LA Rams fans for the front office to acquire a top-notch Pro Bowl offensive linemen right here and right now. The problem with that strategy is simply that there are 32 teams all interested in acquiring an offensive lineman fitting that description, and the LA Rams have historically not been keen on investing significantly in the position.

Of course, the LA Rams have suffered an overwhelming number of injuries in the 2022 NFL season. While the majority of those injuries have been of the 4-6 week variety, the Rams roster has now suffered the third season-ending injury to a player on the offensive line. Unfortunately, this injury has affected a starter, left tackle, Joe Noteboom.

Noteboom lost for the season

Joe Noteboom tore his Achilles Tendon and now faces a long and challenging recovery.

Noteboom joins rookie offensive lineman Logan Bruss (knee) and veteran offensive lineman Tremayne Anchrum (broken ankle) on Injured Reserve (IR). Three offensive linemen whose seasons have ended. In response, the LA Rams front office has been quite active in signing players to plug the roster holes. The LA Rams signed veteran OL Oday Aboushi to the practice squad in mid-September, IOL Matt Skura to the practice squad in late September, and OT Ty Nsekhe to the roster in mid-October.

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To be clear, the Rams signed Aboushi and Skura to the practice squad to ensure that they learned the playbook and could perform in the Rams’ offense before promoting them to the 53-man roster. Nsekhe did not have that option, as the Rams signed him directly from the Indianapolis Colts practice squad.