Rams have 7 healthy offensive linemen for Sunday, and 4 weren’t on the team in Week 1

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The Rams have gone through an absurd number of injuries on their offensive line this season.

Of the seven healthy offensive linemen who will be available to the Rams on Sunday, four of them weren’t even on the team in Week One.

That includes the latest addition, offensive tackle Zachary Thomas, who was signed to the active roster from the Bears’ practice squad yesterday and will need to be active for Sunday’s game against the Saints just for the Rams to have a full complement of offensive linemen.

In addition to Thomas, the Rams offensive linemen who will play Sunday and weren’t even on the team at the start of the regular season include left tackle Ty Nsekhe, who was signed off the Colts’ practice squad in October, guard Oday Aboushi, who was added to the practice squad in Week Two, and center Matt Skura, who was out of the league all offseason before the Rams signed him to their practice squad in September.

With starting center Brian Allen out on Sunday because of a thumb injury, the Rams now have a whopping seven offensive linemen out with injuries. The Rams’ offensive linemen on injured reserve are: guard David Edwards, tackle Chandler Brewer, tackle A.J. Jackson, tackle Joe Noteboom, tackle Tremayne Anchrum and guard Logan Bruss.

Few NFL teams have experienced the extent of injuries at one position that the Rams have suffered on their offensive line. Forget repeating as Super Bowl champions, the Rams are just trying to find enough players to finish the season.

25 responses to “Rams have 7 healthy offensive linemen for Sunday, and 4 weren’t on the team in Week 1

  1. Maybe the genius organization shouldn’t have bought a Super Bowl win by trading away draft picks and pushing their cap to the breaking point. Then maybe they could draft an Offensive Lineman, find a free agent, or have traded for one.

  2. Cry me a river.

    When you look at the saints and the injuries they have dealt with are almost exactly the same. Except the have had the star wr until last week.

    But the saints don’t have a franchise QB or the boy genius coach.

    It really makes the saints season look better or at least the Rams look more pathetic.

  3. I take it the Rams are the only team in the league with injury problems. But when you don’t have quality roster depth, injuries have a bigger impact. “F___ the draft picks” strategy ain’t working too well this year, is it Les Snead?

  4. The Rams are indeed faces the consequences of the ‘eff them picks’ strategy, but thing is, it worked last season. Winning the Super Bowl negates a whole lot of the misery the franchise faces this year, and the years to come.
    The Brady/Belichick era with the Patriots was an aberration. Teams generally aren’t dominant or contenders for such a long stretch of time, and even those that have an extended title window rarely win multiple times. In fact in the post free-agency/cap era NFL, they rarely do. It’s usually one and then a series of near misses.
    So the question that franchises/fans may want to ponder is a pretty simple one. Do you want your team to play it safe and be good for a long time but never win a championship, or do you want them to go all in and win title when the opportunity presents itself?
    Rams selected the latter and won it all, and the dozens of their long suffering fans should be satisfied with that…

  5. Denver’s in a similar boat, lotsa o linemen down. Although I hate for any player to go down I also hope these o-line issues translate to losses for both teams. Go Hawks!

  6. The Rams went all in and mortgage their future to win the Super Bowl so that they could try to get the city of Los Angeles to give a crap about them and they still don’t give a crap about them LOL

  7. Some of these players who were injured (Noteboom, Bruss, Allen,) were players the Rams drafted.

    This many injuries to the offensive line would’ve submarined most teams seasons. No continuity at all.

    Rams enjoyed good health and luck for the first five seasons of McVay’s tenure. The injury bug they’ve been dodging just caught up with them this time.

  8. Geez, sure a lot of sour grapes from a bunch of bitter jealous trolls. Hope all your teams never sniff a Super Bowl again, because I can only image the incessant annoying chest-thumping we’d all be subjected to.

  9. It’s pretty hard to keep your roster relatively healthy enough through an entire year to be able to win a super bowl. If you are fortunate enough to accomplish that, the odds grow much longer to do it for two consecutive years. The teams that go to the super bowl are still playing football for weeks after everyone else goes home for the offseason to relax and recuperate their bodies for the next season. They have a longer season and a shorter off-season. That’s why only a tiny handful of teams have ever repeated. It’s not about a hangover or being content after the first win, although those things sometimes do come into play. There are several very good teams but no real dominant team. A dominant team might be able to withstand more injuries and still win. The Rams are still alive with super bowl aspirations. No team looks unbeatable.

  10. A lot of posters seem kinda sour about the Rams figuring out how to win a super bowl last year. As a lifelong Rams fan, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I was 11 when they lost to the Steelers in Super Bowl 14, after leading going into the fourth quarter. It took 20 years for them to return to the Super Bowl And win it. It took them another 20 years to win another one. There are 30 year old niners fans who can’t remember them ever winning a super bowl. bears? Raiders? Chargers? Vikings? Jaguars? Titans? bills? Dolphins? Jets? Giants? Falcons? Lions? Cardinals? Redskins? Come on, winning A Super Bowl is great. Stop being envious. So
    Many things hane eobg right for your team to win a super bowl. That’s the whole point isn’t it?

  11. Many things hane eobg right for your team to win a super bowl. That’s the whole point isn’t it?
    ___________
    The majority of people that post here are youngsters who want everything NOW. They don’t have a clue.

  12. They’ll be fine, the Dolphins played football for almost two decades without a single NFL OL.

  13. savagestarlight says:
    November 19, 2022 at 9:40 am
    Some of these players who were injured (Noteboom, Bruss, Allen,) were players the Rams drafted.

    This many injuries to the offensive line would’ve submarined most teams seasons. No continuity at all.

    Rams enjoyed good health and luck for the first five seasons of McVay’s tenure. The injury bug they’ve been dodging just caught up with them this time

    Exactly, Its weird people keep saying f them picks. Like they should have prepared for this and drafted 5 more offensive linemen, good ones, to be ready to go when the break glass in case of emergency.

    Like the lack of a solid offensive line isnt a league wide issue.

  14. Weird people act like that even when they had a healthy o-line they werent getting Stafford killed back there.

  15. Hater tears, delish. Rams Super Bowl LVI Champs. Suck it up buttercups and see you in ’23. With apologies to Cris Carter “Pray. Pray that they don’t bounce back from this.”

  16. Almost every super bowl champion has had good luck with injuries on their run. All the picks in the world wouldn’t have helped them this year because those players would have been little-used reserves.

    I guarantee that ever team in the league would trade a super bowl win one year for an injury-plagued year the following year. What’s the point of being “good with picks” if you can’t win.

  17. Force Allen Robinson to play guard for this game. He hasn’t done anything as a receiver to justify that fat contract. Make him earn it somehow.

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