With this familiarity established, Bruce will join the offensive line room that currently includes Joe Nottebaum, Edwards, Brian Allen and Rob Hafenstein, among others, but he has also lost right starting guard Austin Corbett to the free agency. While Bruce is confident he can get in and play right away, he will eventually do whatever is necessary to help the Rams win.
“At the end of the day, I’m going to do what the coaches and the organization tell me to do,” Bruce said. “I think I can do many things as a footballer, and I think diversity makes me valuable in many ways. I definitely think that’s something I can do.”
Speaking with Edwards and Hafenstein, Bruce got an idea of what it would be like to play with the Rams. Now, he will have the opportunity to experience it for himself.
“In the short conversations I had with them, they both seemed to like him very much,” Bruce said. “They both said it would be a great place for me and just told me they really enjoyed it. They said they loved being a Ram. I obviously trust the judgment of these guys, and I’m really excited about that.”