2. Brian Allen
Along with Noteboom, the Rams might have to cut or trade Allen, who didn’t play up to standard this season.
The 28-year-old offensive lineman was benched for backup Coleman Shelton, which isn’t what Los Angeles planned when they signed Allen to a three-year extension in 2022. The good news for Allen is he doesn’t have a high cap hit ($7.28M), unlike Noteboom ($20M) heading into next season.
Along those same lines, his contract is easy enough to move to another team looking for O-line help, especially if the Rams believe Shelton can be the guy at center going forward. Allen only played 34 offensive snaps this season because of injury.
Despite playing a limited number of snaps, PFF gave him an overall grade of 69.2 and a 79.8 grade in pass blocking, which is solid. However, Allen only had a 66.5 run-blocking grade this season, which is okay considering the circumstances.
But for Allen to stick on the Rams’ roster, he must improve his run-blocking and stay healthy. In the NFL, your best ability is your availability. It’s a simple concept, but one that can hurt or derail a career.