CFL lineman chooses the Rams

Back in December, we pointed out that B.C. Lions offensive lineman Jovan Olafioye had been generating plenty of interest at the NFL level.

He has now made his choice.

After working out for or visiting eight teams since the 2011 NFL season ended and pursuit from at least six others, Olafioye has picked the Rams, according to Howard Balzer of 101espn.com.

The Rams definitely have a need on the offensive line, especially with right tackle Jason Smith soon facing a take-a-pay-cut-or-take-a-hike ultimatum and the offensive line otherwise not as good as it needs to be.

At least the equipment manager will be able to successfully place “Olafioye” on the back of a jersey, given the expertise developed via the presence of players on the roster like James Laurinaitis, Brady Poppinga, and Michael Hoomanawanui.