Ed "Pi Double i" Henderson
The Los Angeles Rams have center Coleman Shelton to their active roster. Shelton, the six-foot-five 300-pound center, is another Southern California kid that played high school football at Loyola High School in Pasadena and played collegiately at the University of Washington. Shelton was a 2017 All-Pac-12 First Team selection his senior year for the Huskies. He started every game since his sophomore year, compiling a history of being a durable player.
Invited to the 2018 NFL Combine, Coleman ran a 5.21 40-yard dash, a 7.62 three-cone drill, and 4.59 seconds in the 20-yard shuttle. Coleman went unselected in the 2018 NFL Draft but signed with the San Francisco 49ers as UDFA (undrafted free-agent).
The 49ers released Shelton where he landed on the roster with Arizona Cardinals where he did not survive the final cuts. Something must have stuck out on a film that impressed Aaron Kromer, the Rams offensive line coach. Landing on the Rams makes this the third NFC West team he has played. Shelton's speed will enable him to be productive with the Rams style of run blocking, is something that Coach Kromer enjoyed from the young lineman.
In a corresponding move, the Rams place second-year linebacker Justin Lawler on the injury-reserve.