The Los Angeles Rams are still figuring things out in the trenches on the offensive side of the ball, and they’ve added another player to the mix ahead of Week 1. With teams making roster cuts in the next two days, the Rams have traded for Kevin Dotson from the Pittsburgh Steelers to provide depth along the offensive line.
Dotson, a former fourth-round pick by the Steelers in the 2020 NFL draft, has made 30 total starts in his first three seasons in the league. The 26-year-old offensive lineman started in all 17 games for the Steelers in 2022, primarily at guard.
Last season, the Rams had a handful of injuries along the offensive line and performed poorly in terms of protecting the quarterback. Entering the 2023 season, the Rams were holding competitions at multiple interior positions, including at center and right guard.
Joe Noteboom and Tremayne Anchrum have been competing at right guard, and with Noteboom’s status for Week 1 up in the air and Anchrum making one career start, Dotson could be starting for the Rams sooner rather than later.