The Los Angeles Rams claimed guard Tre’ Jackson on waivers from the New England Patriots Wednesday, the third potential new starter on their offensive line.
The 6-foot-4-inch, 320-pound Jackson played 13 games for the Patriots as a rookie in 2015, starting nine, after being chosen in the fourth round of the NFL draft from Florida State.
Jackson spent the entire 2016 season on the reserve/physically unable to perform list because of a knee injury.
The Rams had previously signed three-time Pro Bowl offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth and John Sullivan, the Minnesota Vikings starting center from 2009-2014.
The Rams also announced on Wednesday they had waived defensive back Kevin Short, who had been on their practice squad in December.