Rams talking to Austin Blythe about remaining with team

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The Rams have a couple of offensive linemen on track for free agency later this month and they’ve already expressed confidence that they’ll be able to hold onto left tackle Andrew Whitworth.

It is less clear if they’ll hold onto right guard Austin Blythe, but the team is making an effort. General Manager Les Snead said the team has had conversations with Blythe about returning.

“It is interesting. We’re in talks with Austin Blythe. We’ve got to get through the free agency and this is the time of year when a lot of things can change, just because there’s no guarantees.” Snead said on the Rams Revealed podcast.

Blythe has started 31 games over the last two seasons for the Rams. Bringing him and Whitworth back would keep the Rams offensive line intact for 2020.

2 responses to “Rams talking to Austin Blythe about remaining with team

  1. If Blythe and Whit get resigned, the Rams will have a solid and EXTREMELY deep offensive line. Noteboom, Allen (3 year guys) and Havenstein (solid RT) all return from injury. Edwards and Evans, the two rookies, both played very well. What an advantage having had the opportunity to see those guys and what they bring. Add in Austin Corbett, who they traded for because of all the injuries, the Rams would have 6 guys who have proven themselves (Whit, Blythe, Corbett, Havenstein, Edwards, Evans) and two guys who showed promise (Noteboom, Allen).

  2. If the Rams keep both of these guys that’s great. They actually should make it a priority to keep Blythe, even more than Whitworth. At the same time, they need to draft a few more offensive linemen in this draft. And if they lose Blythe, that pick needs to be a second or third rounder.

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