Rams claim OL Travis Bond

EARTH CITY, Mo. -- In their ongoing efforts to bolster their depth on the offensive line, the St. Louis Rams added guard Travis Bond on Tuesday.

The Carolina Panthers released Bond on Monday and the Rams promptly put in a claim. The NFL awarded Bond to the Rams off the waiver wire on Tuesday's transaction wire.

Bond was originally a seventh-round pick of the Minnesota Vikings in 2013. He didn't make the 53-man roster out of camp but spent the bulk of the season on the team's practice squad. Carolina signed Bond, who played his college ball at North Carolina, off Minnesota's practice squad in November.

Bond was active for two games for the Panthers -- against Tampa Bay and New Orleans -- and logged four snaps against the Bucs.

Listed at 6-foot-6, 330 pounds, Bond certainly brings the size the Rams like in their interior linemen. He'll join a crowded group of linemen looking to land on the depth chart. Brandon Washington, Barrett Jones and Tim Barnes are among the players Bond will battle for a roster spot.

The Rams now have 87 players on the roster, leaving room to add three more.