Rams News: LA requests waiver from offensive lineman
Los Angeles Rams are said to be one of three teams who filed a claim for former Arizona Cardinals center Lamont Gaillard, but the Cincinnati Bengals were ultimately rewarded by Gaillard because of their higher ranking in the waiver order.
Accounting note: New C Bengals Lamont Gaillard were also claimed by the Giants and Rams on waivers, but Cincy had a higher waiver priority. The teams are looking for depth with camps back on us.
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The other team to submit a claim was the New York Giants so they would have also been given priority, but at least now we know the team is trying to strengthen the offensive line ahead of training camp.
The Rams feel confident in what they have with Austin Corbett down center, but some depth to position as the team move into camp would be ideal. Gaillard, a sixth-round pick in 2019, appeared in 13 games for the Cardinals last season while playing 213 snaps and allowing no sacks.
In the meantime, LA could also play center Austin Reiter if he doesn’t sign with the Bengals when he visits. Since they’ve just received Gaillard, it would make sense for Reiter to leave without a deal.
Reiter has a ton of center experience with the Kansas City Chiefs and working with a player of Patrick Mahomes’ caliber would only be beneficial for a team trying to get back to the Super Bowl. Other than Reiter, there aren’t many players who would be better than save center Coleman Shelton. If they’re still looking to add better depth than Shelton and Brian Allen, they may have to wait until the teams are reduced from 90 to 53.