The Rams released knucklehead right guard Richie Incognito during the season, which was a smart move, but left the Rams shorthanded at guard going forward. Let’s take a look at the rest of the offensive guards.
Jacob Bell – Jacob Bell was better in 2009 than he had been the previous year after signing his big free agent contract. A lot of that can be attributed to a better center and offensive line as a whole. Bell will be back as left guard in 2010.
John Greco – Greco is an interesting player because he is entering his 3rd year and should be battling Goldberg and Setterstrom for staring spots. But, to this point, he has not been in the discussion for a starting spot yet. Can Greco fill the vacated right guard spot in 2010 and beyond? Rams fans sure hope so.
Roger Allen – Allen has a rough starting deput that ended with a bad knee injury. He’s a young, strong guard who coming from a Division II college will need a lot more time to gain experience. It says a lot about Allen that the Rams put him on their active roster right out of training camp. They believe in Allen and hopefully he will bounce back from his knee injury.
Mark Lewis – The Rams recently signed Lewis to their offseason active roster. Lewis has bounced around the league in his few years in the NFL, but was most recently on the Miami Dolphins practice squad.
Mark Setterstrom – Setterstrom is listed as a center and will be covered more in that section, but is also capable of playing guard. Can he stay healthy?
Adam Goldberg – We covered Goldberg in the Offensive Tackle post, but he’s the second best guard on the roster now.