Rams Add RB Depth and Return Game Weapon With Latest Signing

The Los Angeles Rams have signed an intriguing veteran running back following the NFL Draft.
Sep 10, 2023; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back Boston Scott (35)
Sep 10, 2023; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back Boston Scott (35) / Eric Canha-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Rams came away from the NFL Draft with an impressive haul of young talent, including first-round selection Jared Verse. The Florida State product is one of 10 incoming picks who'll look to give this playoff team an extra boost in 2024.

Despite this influx of youngsters, however, the Rams added another veteran to the mix as well on Tuesday.

According to multiple reports, Los Angeles is inking running back Boston Scott to a one-year deal following the draft.

Scott comes over after being a roster mainstay for the Philadelphia Eagles, where he spent each of the last six seasons. The former sixth-round pick emerged as a nice depth option in Philly, recording a solid 16 touchdowns and 1,295 yards over 75 appearances.

The signing of Scott is especially notable following the NFL's kickoff rule change that will take effect this upcoming campaign. The Louisiana Tech product figured prominently on special teams for the Eagles during his time, notching another 1,504 yards on just kickoff returns alone.

Perhaps that was the primary driving force behind this addition, as the Rams' RB room is especially crowded following the selection of Michigan standout Blake Corum in the draft. Corum is now set to be the RB2 behind 2023 Pro Bowler Kyren Williams, but there's also incumbents in Ronnie Rivers and Zach Evans on board as well.

The one way for Scott to separate himself in the RB3 race is to provide something the others don't, and his skills on kickoffs could help give him the edge in training camp.

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