The Rams have lost two members of last year’s team to the clutches of free agency but the team has announced per it’s official website that they are bringing back interior offensive lineman Austin Blythe on a one-year deal.
Welcome back, @ABlythe63!
We've agreed to terms with Austin Blythe.
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) March 18, 2020
Blythe, set to turn 28 in June has had quite the ride with the Rams since being claimed off of waivers back in 2017. He stepped into the spotlight to start when former third-round pick Jamon Brown was suspended. He then took hold of that spot due to his impressive play and left the Rams with no choice but to move on from Brown. Blythe had an up-and-down season last year but a move back to the center position from guard seemed to unlock more of what Blythe had to offer. It’s uncertain what this means for former starting center Brian Allen but Blythe is here to stay . . . at least another year.
Blythe has played in 54 NFL games and has started 32 of them. Fans and critics might feel underwhelmed by this move from the Rams but this is a step in the right direction re-upping a rather cheap starting offensive lineman. The details have not been announced but he’s not expected to receive big money.