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The Rams Are Not Expected To Chase Evan Mathis, But They Should

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There is a premium offensive guard available, but don't expect the Rams to sign him.

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The St. Louis Rams drafted four offensive linemen in the 2015 NFL Draft. It was a good move by the team, because not only did they have to replace three starters but they also needed depth. The Rams seem satisfied with their offensive line and it does not appear that they have shown any interest towards any free agents, but the Rams should consider signing former Philadelphia Eagle Evan Mathis.

Mathis was released by the Eagles on Thursday. When the team understood Mathis wanted a raise, they decided to just get rid of him after failing to trade him during the offseason.

Although it seems like the Rams and Mathis would be a good relationship, it appears as though that marriage will not happen.

The Rams do not have a mountain of cap space available, which is an important factor since money seems to be the main reason the Eagles released their Pro Bowl guard that was ranked as the top guard in 2013 by Pro Football Focus and the second highest last season.

The Rams do not have the best track record signing veteran offensive linemen. LT Jake Long and C Scott Wells were both released over the offseason as the Rams opted to fill their holes with rookie offensive linemen.

Mathis on the roster would solidify the line more, but the best outcome is that the young line would not have to be thrown in the fire letting them develop and not having to play unless there is an injury.

It's a move the Rams should seriously consider.