Ed "Pi Double i" Henderson
The Los Angeles Rams have resigned J.J. Dielman, the cousin of the four-time Pro-Bowl guard of the San Diego Chargers to their practice squad. Rams are optimistic that Dielman genes have been passed down to the younger cousin. Believe it or not, but when Dielman signed his letter of intent with the University of Utah, he only weighed 236 lbs during recruiting. Shocking enough, he needed to gain more weight, something that was very difficult to achieve living in Phoenix, AZ. However, he managed to put on the necessary weight gain with muscle growth of some 65lbs, increasing his weight to 300lbs, standing 6-feet-5-inches tall.
Dielman was selected in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, by the Cincinnati Bengals. He initially was predicted as a late first round or an early second-round selection. However, his season was cut short due to a leg injury he sustained his senior year. He will injure himself against the University of Cal and MRI’s later determined his injury be season-ending.
Rams claimed Dielman last season after being released by the Bengals and added this season with the recently released of former starting guard Jamon Brown. Dielman will join C Aaron Neary and OT Darrell Williams on the practice squad.
Dielman was released from the Seattle Seahawks practice squad two weeks ago, and signing him now the same week the Rams are set to host the Seahawks this Sunday at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Rams released OT Rick Leonard from the practice squad to make room for Dielman.