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Rams bench big money center Jason Brown

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The most disappointing group of players on a wildly disappointing Rams team has been the offensive line. Thus, it’s not a huge shock the team is starting to make some changes.

Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports center Jason Brown will be benched for Sunday’s game at Cleveland. Tony Wragge will take his place.

The odd part here: Brown’s play was apparently not the cause of the benching.  Thomas notes that Brown has consistently graded out as the team’s best lineman this year, and he had a solid game against the Cardinals.

Brown signed a five-year, $37.5 million contract in 2009, and is due $5 million next season.

It’s unclear at this stage why Brown is getting benched.  We’ll let you know when we know, because the benching of a center on a 1-7 team is guaranteed to drive pageviews.

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17 Responses to “Rams bench big money center Jason Brown”
  1. pl4tinum514 says: Nov 9, 2011 11:10 PM

    Browns will take everything they can get!

  2. nineroutsider says: Nov 9, 2011 11:28 PM

    Bench Josh McDaniels while you’re at it.

  3. stlsteelerfan says: Nov 9, 2011 11:34 PM

    Too bad we’re past the trade deadline. The Steelers could use him!!! (And move either him or Pouncey to Guard)

  4. schmitty2 says: Nov 9, 2011 11:48 PM

    What they need to do is bench Roger “false start king” Saffold. He is the 2nd coming of Alex Barron

  5. hendeeze says: Nov 10, 2011 12:04 AM

    As a Niner fan I can tell you that Wragge is a gamer. He’s not flashy, he’s not dominant. But he was never a liability when pressed into service.

  6. hound32 says: Nov 10, 2011 12:37 AM

    Another exciting game this Sunday on the Lakefront ..Hell this one may even be better than the 6-3 thriller between the Browns and Seahawks .. Can the Browns season get any more disappointing ?.

  7. staffordsyear says: Nov 10, 2011 1:16 AM

    The human forklift?

  8. doublenicklejl55 says: Nov 10, 2011 1:35 AM

    It may have something to do with it being Veterans day and his brother being killed in the line of duty in Iraq in 2003. He has played pretty solid this year

  9. doublenicklejl55 says: Nov 10, 2011 1:44 AM

    Also he often tips off the snap by looking back, bobbing his head, then snapping it. He did it some last year too.

  10. revrondog says: Nov 10, 2011 8:43 AM

    Brown must be snapping the ball too hard for Bradford’s precious little hands.

  11. jeffperk says: Nov 10, 2011 8:47 AM

    He was a guard in Baltimore, probably better @ guard than center. Still can’t believe what the Rams paid him when he hit free agency.

  12. tilliebugs says: Nov 10, 2011 9:02 AM

    I hope Wragge is successful in his second career after Scooby Doo.

  13. squared80 says: Nov 10, 2011 9:10 AM

    Because he’s a fat lazy slob.

  14. raiders4life says: Nov 10, 2011 9:24 AM

    The NFL should bench the Rams permanently.

  15. badguy711 says: Nov 10, 2011 10:23 AM

    raider4life: Ha ha ha the you’re making fun of the Rams. After your Coach makes a few more trades you’ll wish you were the Rams.

  16. elroyjetsson says: Nov 10, 2011 10:48 AM

    He was upstaging the rest of the line so they are going to replace him with someone who grades out much lower.

  17. jwh8541 says: Nov 10, 2011 1:55 PM

    He certainly wasn’t the worst on that line… I think he’s the scapegoat for the blocked FG in Arizona.

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