Rams add veteran center John Sullivan

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The Rams needed a center, and now they have one.

Veteran center John Sullivan will sign with the Rams, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

The Rams have been looking for a center since cutting last year’s starter, Tim Barnes. They signed Ryan Groy to an offer sheet as a restricted free agent, but the Bills matched the offer. Sullivan was next on the list and is now in place as the Rams’ center.

The 31-year-old Sullivan was the Vikings’ starter from 2009 to 2014 but missed the entire 2015 season, then went to Washington last year and was a backup. New Rams coach Sean McVay coached Sullivan in Washington last year, so Sullivan arrives already knowing the offense.

Sullivan was the No. 85 player in our Free Agent Hot 100.

17 responses to “Rams add veteran center John Sullivan

  1. YES…. now we need a guard in the draft, and a wr or two, a linebacker and we’re good

  2. Sullivan had a pretty serious back problem with the Vikes that required surgery. He rushed back too soon, played a game or two and was out again. finally they cut him. I hope now a couple years out from surgery he is healed enough to regain his past form. He was a solid guy that never stirred the pot or caused a problem. All outward signs are that he was a team first guy.

  3. vivonblakehotmailcom says:
    Apr 5, 2017 8:15 AM
    YES…. now we need a guard in the draft, and a wr or two, a linebacker and we’re good
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    Sullivan sucks dude, their is a reason why MINN cut him and why he was a back-up last year, he cannot play anymore!! Sullivan is a worn out injury prone Center whom is well past his prime, and the elite defenses both AZ/SEA have will destroy him and the Rams line as Robinson, Havenstein, Jamon Brown all suck!!!

    The Rams also need a lot more than just a WR offensively… The Rams need to find atleast 2 good WRs, they need to rebuild the TE room, a RB behind Gurley and as Insurance as Gurley sucks right now,LA needs a QB as well because Goff is a Bust, I’d draft QB Nathan Peterman in the 3rd if I was him. LA needs to build up all of their skill positions and draft some OGs as well as a LT because 36 year old Whitworth will decline very fast when he does any day now. Defensively the Rams have serious holes in their secondary & LB, they need to rebuild that secondary.. Off the edges LA needs to find new pass rushing OLB/DEs as Quinn is in decline with injuries ruining him w/ just 4 sacks last year & 5 the year before & I doubt he can play in a 3-4.

    The Rams are nowhere near as good as AZ/SEA and ready to compete in the NFC-W, they will be 3rd place again this year.

  4. vivonblakehotmailcom:

    You also need a tight end, another corner and a safety or two. And most of all prayers that this quarterback can function.

  5. jjackwagon says:
    Apr 5, 2017 9:45 AM

    Where are the Rams and Chargers planning to move to when LA doesn’t support them?

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    In the event that this happens, the two teams will combine and move to Dodge City to become…wait for it….wait for it…The Dodge Ramchargers! :p

    (Ok I know they haven’t produced them since 1993 but it was too good to pass up)

  6. carpalboss says:
    Apr 5, 2017 10:01 AM
    jjackwagon says:
    Apr 5, 2017 9:45 AM

    Where are the Rams and Chargers planning to move to when LA doesn’t support them?

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    In the event that this happens, the two teams will combine and move to Dodge City to become…wait for it….wait for it…The Dodge Ramchargers! :p

    (Ok I know they haven’t produced them since 1993 but it was too good to pass up)

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    They produced them well beyond ’93 in Mexico. They’re pretty well sought after, although I find them to be odd looking beasts. They appear to be a Durango front end mated to a Grand Caravan back end.

  7. carpalboss says:
    Apr 5, 2017 10:01 AM

    (Ok I know they haven’t produced them since 1993 but it was too good to pass up)
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    Indeed. Very well done. I meant to say that in my first post. An edit function sure would be nice.

  8. Whatever the can do to help Todd “Trent Richardson” Gurley. Outside of 5-6 garbage time runs his rookie year he has averaged 3.2 yards per carry over his entire career.

  9. vivonblakehotmailcom says:
    Apr 5, 2017 8:15 AM
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    All they need is franchise QB, a franchise RB to turn Gurley into the backup he is destined to be, a #1 and a #2 WR, an entire OL and 2 TE’s on the offensive side of the ball.

    On D, they line is pretty good and getting serviceable use out of the LB’s… but Johnson is gone in ’18 and you will need 2-3 CB’s and another Safety.

    All in all, the Rams need about 15 good players after Fisher wasted all of those picks on busts and traded away the future for a guy he wasn’t willing to play.

  10. NFLexpert says:
    Apr 5, 2017 8:40 AM
    They should have been renamed the Cardinals and stayed in St. Louis. Nobody in LA even knows they are back in town, or cares.
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    I’m sure that, as an NFL expert, you’re aware that a Cardinal team presently exists in Arizona, and that the franchise has only been around for nearly 100 years.

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