Rams Bring Back Larry Rose
Ed “Pi Double i” Henderson
The Los Angeles Rams is bringing back free-agent running back Larry Rose III for a second stint with the team. Rose, who cleared waivers of the Tennessee Titans and was awarded to the Rams back in the spring and was released shortly after signing with the team along with safety Chucky Williams from the University of Louisville.
Rose played collegiately at the New Mexico State where he made an immediate impact with Aggies, even being named the 2016 Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Year as he led the conference by rushing for 1,651 yards, 14 touchdowns, and 30 receptions for 283 receiving yards while scoring twice.
Coach Sean McVay is looking for that explosive back of the prototype such as Chris Thompson that he coached while he was the offensive coordinator for the Washington Redskins. Looking for a multi-purpose runner who can both run and receive the ball from the backfield and be productive on special teams too.
Rose will join an already crowded Rams backfield that includes Todd Gurley, Malcom Brown, Justin Davis, and John Kelly out of the University of Tennessee. The Rams selected Kelly in the sixth round of the 2018 NFL Draft and has look promising thus far. Adding Rose to the roster, may there be a possibility that the Rams could be looking to shop Brown with the early impact Kelly has provided this pre-season? It's yet to be known, and stranger things has happen with this organization over the years.
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