Tremayne Anchrum Jr. signs a new contract. Unfortunately, it's with this rival

Los Angeles Rams, Tremayne Anchrum Jr.
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I suppose that you can't have your cake and eat it too, can you? Well, that is the lesson that I am learning this offseason as the LA Rams have acted in rather decisive fashion to bolster the peformance of the offensive line. The Rams front office acted to extend IOL Kevin Dotson to fill in at right guard, and then added new free agent offensive guard Jonah Jackson from the Detroit Lions to fill in at left guard.

That will move second year offensive lineman Steve Avila to center. But it also affords no opportunity for either former starting center Coleman Shelton or backup offensive guard to look for a chance to start for the offensive line in 2024. We know that Shelton has since signed on for a chance to start with the Chicago Bears. Now, what of Tremayne Anchrum Jr.?

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Anchrum Jr. has signed a new contract to play in 2024. Unfortunately, it appears that he will do so with an NFC West Division rival, the Seattle Seahawks:

Anchrum is a smart physical offensive lineman whose career never seemed to get off the ground with the LA Rams. When the team suffered an injury on the offensive line that opened the door to his opportunity to start, he was soon injured as well, forcing the team to devise new arrangements to fill the void.

Standing 6-foot-2 and weighing 314 pounds, Anchrum was a former right tackle for Clemson who was the only offensive lineman drafted by the team in the 2020 NFL Draft. He never lacked confidence, and whenever he spoke in interviews, his knowledge of the game was that of a long-storied veteran.

Anchrum saw limited action in 2022, when he suited up for the team in two games and started one. But he was unable to remain healthy. The following year, Anchrum was pushed down on the depth chart by the team's addition of Kevin Dotson.

If Anchrum can remain healthy and get some offensive snaps under his belt, I would not be the least bit surprised if he won the starting job on the Seahawks offensive line. He is a powerful young man who keeps his head on a swivel and who can dominate at the line of scrimmage.

I suspect that the Seahawks signed him to a very team-friendly deal. If so, they got a steal.