Is the LA Rams offensive line already better off than it was a year ago?

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Time waits for no NFL GM

The irony is not lost on me. The same fans who praised LA Rams GM Les Snead for the masterful job that he did in generating and restocking the LA Rams roster, including the offensive line, in 2022 were the ones who cursed him under their breath or even called him out for neglecting the offensive line.

The reality is that the Rams’ front office employs an almost ‘Just in Time’ method of stockpiling players on the roster. Translated, that means that the Rams’ front office springs into action immediately to restock positions on the roster that suffer injuries. But in those rare circumstances such as the injuries to impact the Rams’ offensive line in 2022, the front office cannot restock the roster quickly enough to give the Rams positional coaches enough lead time to coordinate and coach up the new arrivals.

So who were the new arrivals to Rams OL in 2022?

Not only did the Rams add veteran Cole Turner in 2022, but the Rams have also added the following players over the years:

As fans continue to lobby for the Rams to ‘fix the offensive line,’ how do they categorize all of the players added to the Rams roster to keep the team afloat this past season?

The Rams are not keen on committing to new additions for the long term. But the Rams’ front office did add OT Ty Nsekhe, IOL Oday Aboushi, and IOL Matt Skura to the active roster for 2022. The team also added veteran OL Cole Turner to the team’s practice squad and signed OT Zach Thomas off the Chicago Bears practice squad. Thomas’ current contract extends into the 2023 NFL season.