The Rams added offensive line depth Wednesday, claiming former
Jackson, 24, played at Florida State and was a fourth-round pick by the Patriots in 2015. He started nine games at right guard as a rookie but did not play last season because of a knee injury. The Patriots released him Tuesday.
Jackson is the third offensive lineman to join the Rams since coach Sean McVay was hired in January. The Rams also signed free-agent tackle
The 6-foot-4, 323-pound Jackson joins a position group that could feature a starting unit of Whitworth at left tackle,
Jamon Brown, Cody Wichmann and
The Rams waived cornerback Kevin Short to make room for Jackson.