4 OL who won’t be back for the LA Rams in 2023

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OL III: Veteran offensive tackle

While not many truly appreciated just how good veteran offensive tackle Ty Nsekhe is when he was signed, he did put up a respectable performance for the team before falling with an ankle injury. That was particularly disappointing, as he had performed rather well at protecting veteran QB Matthew Stafford’s blind side.

Nsekhe has appeared in four games for the LA Rams and started two of those contests. All in all, he has played a total of 92 offensive snaps, committed three penalties, and allowed no quarterback sacks. Although he had only signed on with the Rams on October 18, 2022, he was not only effective as a pass blocker but he was often seen as blocking downfield on running plays.

Solid veteran, but unlikely to be back

When I had the chance to watch Nsekhe play, I was quite impressed with the way that he seemed to truly enjoy blocking defenders. He was not someone who stood around. Rather, he was a bit like a heat-seeking missile, locking on and engaging the nearest free defender.

Because he was signed up to bridge the offensive line through a period of thin depth and is not contractually obligated beyond the 2022 NFL season, there is not much chance for the Rams to bring him back next year.

Nsekhe is a solid depth player, and he has proven that he could be a good depth player for the Rams next season. In all honesty, I believe that if there was an open competition for the Rams starting left tackle position, he would certainly be in the mix.  But there likely won’t be, nor will there be any offer from the Rams to bring Ty Nsekhe back for another season.