Canadian OL Alaric Jackson signs tender with Los Angeles Rams

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Canadian offensive lineman Alaric Jackson has signed his restricted free agent tender with the Los Angeles Rams, tying him to the team through 2024.

The native of Windsor, Ont. made 15 starts at left tackle this past season, tying for first in the NFL in sacks allowed (one) among offensive tackles who played more than 500 snaps. He helped the Rams finish with the seventh-best sack rate in the league at 5.5 percent.

Jackson has dressed for 27 regular season games since 2021 when he signed with Los Angeles as an undrafted free agent, making 21 starts. He won Super Bowl LVI in a depth role behind Andrew Whitworth, who has since retired.

The six-foot-seven, 285-pound blocker was a four-year starter at the University of Iowa, making 42 career starts at left tackle. He was named first-team All-Big Ten as a senior, third-team All-Big Ten as a junior, and second-team All-Big Ten as a sophomore.

Jackson was selected in the second round of the 2021 CFL Draft by the B.C. Lions, though it appears unlikely that he will ever play north of the border.