The Rams will have their starting center back in 2018, as the club has agreed to terms on a two-year contract with John Sullivan.
At the NFL Combine, head coach Sean McVay termed Sullivan a player the team was not looking to replace. And just on Wednesday, general manager Les Snead said the Rams were in communication with Sullivan's representation.
And now, despite reports that other teams in the NFC had interest in him, Sullivan will remain a Ram.
Los Angeles signed Sullivan to a one-year contract as an unrestricted free agent in April of last year, and he made a clear impact to help stabilize the Rams' offensive line. The center had familiarity with head coach Sean McVay's offensive scheme, as the two spent the 2016 season together in Washington.
Sullivan started the first 15 games of the regular season and Los Angeles' playoff game against Atlanta. Throughout the year, quarterback Jared Goff praised Sullivan for his ability to read defenses and make calls at the line of scrimmage.
Bringing Sullivan back means Los Angeles will have enter the offseason program with continuity at all five spots on the offensive line. Left tackle Andrew Whitworth, left guard Rodger Saffold, Sullivan, right guard Jamon Brown, and right tackle Rob Havenstein are all under contract for 2018.