LA Rams are suddenly looking tight at the tight end position
The LA Rams ran rather thin at the tight end position in Week 14. Starting tight end Tyler Higbee was unable to play in that game due to a neck injury. Backup tight end Hunter Long was injured early in that game while blocking on special team's play.
The LA Rams get some great news this week as veteran Tyler Higbee will return without restrictions this week. That ensures that the Rams have a veteran starter at tight end in a week when the Rams passing attack could be due for a huge game.
The Rams also discovered that rookie tight end Davis Allen is ripe for a larger role in the offense in Week 14. Allen caught four of five passes for 50 yards and a touchdown against a dominating Ravens defense.
Farewell Hunter Long, we hardly knew ye
The LA Rams acquired tight end Hunter Long in a trade that sent All-Pro defensive back Jalen Ramsey to the Miami Dolphins. Due to injury, Long has only seen action on 55 offensive snaps in four games. Now, Hunter Long's season is over and he will have to hope for a reboot in 2024.
The Rams may want to consider the tight end position this offseason. TE Brycen Hopkins is unlikely to be re-signed this offseason. That places a lot of pressure on Hunter Long to step up next season, which I feel the Rams have less confidence in now. Davis Allen has earned the respect and a chance at a larger role next season, but the Rams will undoubtedly look to reinforce that position in the upcoming offseason.
Against the Washington Commanders, the Rams will have a chance to welcome back all injured players with the exception of Hunter Long. Hopefully, the return of so many talented players ensures that the LA Rams will win this week. How do you feel. Let us know in the comments section of our Facebook page.