One of the Los Angeles Rams biggest strengths heading into the 2016 season has to be their defensive line, which features one of the best defensive players in the entire league in defensive tackle Aaron Donald, and one of the best pass rushers in the past five years in defensive end Robert Quinn.
Also one of the strengths of the Rams defensive line is their depth, although that depth took a hit at practice this past week as second-year defense tackle Louis Trinca-Pasat tore his ACL and MCL, requiring surgery and ending his 2016 season before it even started. Due to the injury Trinca-Pasat will likely be placed on injured reserve.
Trinca-Pasat was signed as an undrafted free agent in 2015 out of Iowa.
He spent more of the 2015 season on the practice squad but made the active roster for the last few games in December.
He recorded a career-best 69 tackles in 2014 as a redshirt senior at Iowa, including 11.5 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks. He was named honorable mention All-Big Ten in 2013 while earning 2nd Team All-Big Ten honors in 2014.
With the 25-year-old out for the entire season Los Angeles will have an open roster spot that will likely be battled for during training camp which begins next month in Irvine. Los Angeles did not draft any defensive lineman in 2016.