The St. Louis Rams' 53-man roster has been set, and the focus is now on the regular season, as the Rams get ready to take on the explosive Detroit Lions in Week 1 on Sunday.
Questions still remain after the Rams made their cuts, however. The folks over at Turf Show Times, SB Nation's St. Louis Rams blog, question who will start at left guard after the team cut Quinn Ojinnaka.
The starting guard job appears to be between Robert Turner and Rokevious Watkins. Turner filled in with the starters at center while Scott Wells was out of action through the first two preseason games. It was preseason, so judge the results accordingly, but Turner did a good job working in place of Wells. He handled a stout Chiefs defensive front in the second week of the preseason and has some chemistry with the other linemen.
Watkins is a very talented rookie, and had a solid preseason himself with the second and third team offensive line. Jeff Fisher praised Watkins throughout the preseason and training camp. It would not surprise me to see Watkins named the starter. Fisher clearly has no issues with entrusting those roles to his rookies.
For now, I'll guess that Turner gets the nod.
Keeping Sam Bradford upright is pivotal to the third-year quarterback's success, so hopefully, Jeff Fisher and the Rams' coaching staff make the right choice.
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