The Los Angeles Rams were awarded Larrell Murchison off waivers on Monday afternoon, per an announcement by the team:
LA Rams Transactions:— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) December 12, 2022
• Claimed and awarded DT Larrell Murchison
The move comes after the Rams lost A’Shawn Robinson, Aaron Donald, and Marquise Copeland to injury in recent weeks. The position swap of Michael Hoecht, who entered the league as an interior defensive lineman, to edge rusher has also tested the depth of the group.
Murchison is just 25 years old and will compete for playing time amongst Greg Gaines, Bobby Brown, Jonah Williams, Earnest Brown, and TJ Carter. Bobby Brown is a former fourth round selection in 2021 by the Rams, though he’s been inactive on gameday at times this season despite a seemingly clean bill of health. Earnest Brown is a former fifth round pick by the team in the same draft as the other Brown, though he hadn’t played in a regular season game until last week versus the Las Vegas Raiders - where he recorded two tackles.
Gaines is an unrestricted free agent after the season, but the rest of the group could be competing for a spot on the 2023 roster. Who will stand out over the final four games?
Just a awesome rep by Big Murch here. Watch how he takes on the double team. Drops his knee to the ground to be low man and then forces Conner to bounce outside. The rest wasn't pretty, but gang tackling doesn't have to be. Great play by Larrell Murchison. #Titans #TicTacTitans pic.twitter.com/DQJkj2qHV2— TicTacTitans (@TicTacTitans) September 14, 2021