Rams continue to reshape roster, trading Ben Skowronek to Texans

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17, 2023:Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Ben Skowronek.

The Rams, preparing to build on last season’s unexpected run to the playoffs, continued to reshape their roster on Thursday by trading receiver and special teams leader Ben Skowronek to the Houston Texans, the Rams announced.

The Rams also sent a 2026 seventh-round pick to the Texans for a 2026 sixth-round pick as part of the deal.

Skowronek, a seventh-round draft pick in 2021, was a key special teams player, rotational receiver and occasional fullback for Rams teams that won the Super Bowl to end the 2021 season and made the playoffs last season.

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The Rams receiving corps now includes star veteran Cooper Kupp, second-year pro Puka Nacua, veteran Demarcus Robinson, Tutu Atwell — a former second-round pick entering the final year of his rookie contract — and rookie Jordan Whittington.

Skowronek, due to earn about $1 million this season, according to, enjoyed his most productive season as a receiver in 2022, when he caught 39 passes for 376 yards.

Last season, Skowronek played through several injuries but caught only eight passes for 66 yards and a touchdown.

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This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.