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Rams shuffle O-line one more time

Updated: October 25, 2007, 2:08 PM ET
By Doug Kretz
The St. Louis Rams released back up offensive lineman Claude Terrell on Tuesday, after he was arrested for domestic assault in Houston. Team officials are saying that the release was due to performance issues rather than off the field issues. That is likely due to the Collective Bargaining Agreement, which does not allow a team to suspend a player for more than four games for conduct detrimental to the team. Terrell also had an issue with head coach Scott Linehan a week ago when he mouthed off to him, but then apologized to Linehan and the team.

Claude Terrell
Terrell

This is just another blow to an already-depleted offensive line that lost starting left tackle Orlando Pace for the year and has had to deal with injuries to starting right guard Richie Incognito as well as starting center Brett Romberg, among others. Romberg sprained his other ankle this past Sunday, against the Seahawks, and looks very doubtful for this week. If Romberg is unable to start, left guard Andy McCollum will likely take his place and back up tackle Milford Brown will start in McCollum's spot, which means that the Rams will have had 10 different players starting at one time, or another, on their offensive line.

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