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.