The Los Angeles Rams have reportedly decided to part ways with veteran center Tim Barnes. The report comes directly from his agent, Matt Brei in a tweet posted earlier today.
Barnes has played for the Rams since 2012, and started a total of 36 games. The Rams needed work on the offensive line after the poor performance displayed last season. Barnes played inconsistently throughout his career, but the move is a cap causality transaction too. He was scheduled to earn approximately $2.25 million this season.
It’s clear that general manager Les Snead is focusing on improving the offensive line. The Rams will likely be on the lookout for Barnes’s replacement. The Rams added left tackle Andrew Whitworth earlier in the day, which is good news to both Jared Goff and Todd Gurley. This may help spark the offense.