Ed "Pi Double i" Henderson
The Los Angeles Rams seek for veteran offensive line help; the Houston Texans had just released one former Southern Cal boy. The Texans have released Matt Kalil, number four overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft.
The release of Kalil comes as a surprise of the Texans, especially after the making of their 53-man roster. Just two weeks ago, head coach Bill O'Brien made it public that Kalil would be the starting left tackle. However, after a blockbuster trade by sending acquiring Laremy Tunsil in a trade from the Miami Dolphins, and shipping linebacker Jadaveon Clowney to the Seattle Seahawks freeing up cap space.
The Rams need to consider on signing Kalil as he can return to Southern California, after attending Servite High School and USC. Kalil experience also can give additional depth to the Rams offensive line where they are not profound beyond their starters.
Drafted by Minnesota Vikings, Kalil played for four seasons with the team and suffered a hip injury. However, he overcame the injury and signed a five-year $55 million contract to play with the Carolina Panthers in 2017. Inactive with that knee injury in 2018, the Panthers released him after one season, and he landed with the Texans.
It makes sense on the Rams trying to acquire Kalil, which will boost up the Rams offensive line tremendously.