Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch broke the news Wednesday night that the St. Louis Rams will bench starting center Jason Brown for Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns. Since signing with the Rams as a free agent in 2009, Brown has started every game with the team, but with the offensive line struggling as a unit Brown will now take a seat on the bench. As Brown's 84-game starting streak ends, Tony Wragge will replace him in the starting lineup.
Although Thomas argues that Brown has "consistently graded out among the team's highest offensive linemen," in his article, Ryan Van Bibber at Turf Show Times (SB Nation's St. Louis Rams blog) believes the team is making the right move. In fact, Van Bibber has some interesting insight and some statistics to back up his argument.
No official reason for the move has been given by the team as of this moment, but make sure to check back with SB Nation St. Louis for more updates.