Following Sunday’s loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay provided updates on injuries to key players in Monday’s media session. Unfortunately, for an offensive unit that was already struggling, they’ll potentially be without starters for several weeks.
The Rams announced yesterday that center Brian Allen will be out for the year (MCL). Additionally, starting right tackle Rob Havenstein will be out (Meniscus) for Week 11 when the Rams host the Chicago Bears, and potentially longer.
McVay did have some positive things to say about the players who stepped up internally on Sunday, but wouldn’t rule out the possibility of bringing in some outside help. When asked if the Rams would look to free agency to potentially shore up the holes on their offensive front, McVay had this to say:
There’s certainly some names. There’s some potential guys that you look to put a claim in and maybe other teams end up getting on that guy first. Those are things that we’re working through in the meantime.
McVay seemed noncommittal about sticking to the offensive line with the personnel that finished Sunday’s match, and they’ll give a long look at rookies Bobby Evans and David Edwards this week.
Time will tell if the Rams ultimately bring in outside help, be it free agency or poaching someone off of another team’s practice squad. Unfortunately, facing a tough Bears’ pass rush that features Khalil Mack this Sunday night, time isn’t really something they have much of.