Austin Blythe, who has started at guard and center for the Rams the last three seasons, agreed to terms on a one-year contract, the team announced Wednesday. Terms were not disclosed.
Blythe, 27, earned about $2 million last season, according to overthecap.com.
The retention of Blythe comes after the Rams watched defensive lineman Michael Brockers and linebacker Cory Littleton agree to terms with other teams this week as the NFL’s so-called “legal tampering” period began. They also did not exercise an option on slot cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman, allowing him to become a free agent.
Rams coach Sean McVay has said he was confident the Rams also would re-sign veteran left tackle Andrew Whitworth.
The Rams acquired Blythe in 2017 after the Indianapolis Colts put him on waivers. He started at right guard in 2018 and moved to center last season after Brian Allen suffered a season-ending knee injury.