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The Rams have found their new offensive line coach

McVay continues to re-haul his staff with another new hire

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The Los Angeles Rams and head coach Sean McVay continue to make good on their promise to re-haul the coaching staff, as on Wednesday night they hired their new offensive line coach. According to ESPN’s Dan Graziano, the Rams have hired Bills assistant offensive line coach Ryan Wendell to be the offensive line coach.

Wendell started coaching back in 2019, as he was brought on by the Buffalo Bills as a coaching assistant. Following just one season as a coaching assistant, Wendell was then promoted to assistant offensive line coach in 2020 and held the position since then, working for former Rams offensive line coach Aaron Kromer over the past year.

Prior to the start of his coaching career, Wendell played a total of nine seasons in the NFL as a center and a guard, eight seasons with the New England Patriots (2008-2015) and a single season with the Carolina Panthers (2016).

Now Wendell will get the chance to head an offensive line group for the first time in his coaching career with the Los Angeles Rams, a great opportunity for a young coach looking to make his mark in the profession.

The Rams had many issues with their offensive line in 2022, rolling through a record number of different starting combinations as injuries continued to mount. L.A. was often working with backups and street free agents, including Oday Aboushi, Matt Skura, and Ty Nsekhe. Wendell’s job will hopefully involve more expected starters and that alone should help get him on the right start.