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Former Rams DT waived by Chargers, should Sean McVay bring him back?

Could Sebastian Joseph-Day help the Rams make the playoffs?

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The Los Angeles Chargers have waived defensive tackle Sebastian Joseph-Day on Friday, a surprise move that follows the firing of Brandon Staley and Tom Telesco as an effort to get a head start on their rebuild. Should the Rams bring back Joseph-Day two years after he left in free agency to be with the other L.A. team?

That’s if the Rams are the team with the highest waiver priority and if they put in a claim for him.

Joseph-Day had 31 tackles, a career-high 11 QB hits, and three sacks in 14 games with the Chargers prior to being released. He left the Rams in 2022 after winning the Super Bowl and signed with the Chargers on a three-year, $24 million contract. Joseph-Day by all accounts has been a pleasant player to have and he was fairly productive in two years with the Chargers, but apparently the team needed a roster spot more than they needed him and clearly were planning to release him in 2024.

If the L.A. Rams wanted to bring back Joseph-Day for a playoff push, they would needed to decide which player they’re comfortable with releasing at this point in the season to add him. Aaron Donald and Kobie Turner play the first and second most snaps at defensive tackle, followed by Bobby Brown and Larrell Murchison. Rookie seventh round pick Desjuan Johnson and Earnest Brown play the fewest in that group.

Do the Rams need Joseph-Day? How many snaps would he be able to play, if he didn’t take any from Donald or Turner? Is he an upgrade over Bobby Brown?

I wouldn’t expect the Rams to necessarily claim Joseph-Day, or to be the highest team in the waiver priority that would try, but maybe he clears waivers and becomes a free agent.