After losing another interior offensive line starter in their opener, the Rams brought in a veteran reinforcement. Well-traveled veteran Oday Aboushi agreed to terms with the Rams on a practice squad deal Wednesday.
This move comes a day after Aboushi was in Las Vegas for a Raiders workout. Aboushi spent last season with the Chargers, starting five games before an ACL tear ended his first Bolts season early. For the time being, the 10th-year veteran will stay in Los Angeles.
The Rams are set to be without Brian Allen for a bit; the recently re-signed center suffered a knee injury that required surgery. That news came weeks after third-round rookie Logan Bruss, the Rams’ top 2022 draftee, went down with ACL and MCL tears. The defending Super Bowl champions are expected to move Coleman Shelton from guard to center and start Tremayne Anchrum at right guard. Shelton won the right guard gig in training camp. Anchrum, a 2020 seventh-round pick, competed with Shelton and Bruss for that spot in August but has never started an NFL game.
Aboushi, 31, brings 47 games’ worth of starter experience. Used as both a backup and a starter during his nomadic career, Aboushi is one of a handful of players to have been a starter for six teams. The former Jets draftee has spent time as a first-stringer for the Jets, Texans, Seahawks, Cardinals, Lions and Chargers.
He signed a one-year, $1.6MM deal with the Chargers last year and was a Week 1 right guard starter. The Chargers moved on following Aboushi’s knee injury, drafting Zion Johnson in Round 1. Considering the Rams’ interior O-line inexperience at the moment, it would not surprise if the Virginia alum added a seventh team to that list.
Additionally, the Rams promoted offensive lineman Jeremiah Kolone from their practice squad. Kolone, 27, was with the team during training camp but has yet to play in an NFL game.