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Los Angeles Rams Release C Demetrius Rhaney

The turnover of the back end of the Fisherball roster continues with the release of the 2014 NFL Draft selection.

Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff & C Demetrius Rhaney
Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff & C Demetrius Rhaney
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Rams have released C Demetrius Rhaney:

It’s an unremarkable end to Rhaney’s career with the Rams after being taken in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL Draft out of Tennessee State. His rookie season was shelved before it started because of a knee injury. In 2015, he got the silver medal in the three-way battle for the starting spot between Tim Barnes, Barrett Jones and Rhaney, a battle in which a majority of respondents to the poll in this piece favored Rhaney to win.

With the signing of John Sullivan earlier in free agency, it was clear Rhaney wasn’t long for the starting gig in 2017. It sounds per Orange County Register and Los Angeles Daily News beat writer Rich Hammond, the performance of some other young centers in the offseason program may have made this decision easier for the coaching staff:

That sets up an interesting potential battle for the backup center spot on the 2017 53-man roster with less than 40 days to training camp.

Today, it means Demetrius Rhaney is now a free agent.