Releasing Kendall Langford Makes Sense, but Rams Need Depth –Wagoner

By Nick Wagoner

EARTH CITY, Mo. — The St. Louis Rams’ decision Thursday afternoon to part ways with defensive tackle Kendall Langford came as no surprise.

The Rams needed salary-cap space, and releasing Langford afforded them an extra $6 million in that regard. And though Langford was a solid and probably underrated player in his time in St. Louis, he had lost his job to dynamic rookie Aaron Donald. There aren’t many teams willing to eat a $7 million cap charge for a backup at any position.

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Adding Chris Weinke Important for Rams’ QB Pursuits –Wagoner

By Nick Wagoner

EARTH CITY, Mo. — One way or another, the St. Louis Rams are going to add a young quarterback at some point this offseason. With that in mind, coach Jeff Fisher wanted to talk to former NFL quarterback Chris Weinke.

“There’s going to be a time whether its here in two months or three months or whenever that we’re going to have a young quarterback,” Fisher said at last week’s combine. “I don’t think there is anybody better qualified to coach a young quarterback than him.”

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Rams Release DT Kendall Langford –Wagoner

By Nick Wagoner

EARTH CITY, Mo. — In search of some much-needed salary cap space heading toward free agency, the St. Louis Rams released defensive tackle Kendall Langford on Thursday afternoon.

Parting ways with Langford saves the Rams a total of $6 million against the 2015 salary cap. A league source said the door for Langford to return to the Rams was left open but that he would seek a starting job elsewhere first.

Langford took to Twitter to thank the Rams for his time with the team:

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Rams Release DT Kendall Langford –PD

• By Jim Thomas

In the first of what figures to be several salary cap-related moves, the Rams have released defensive tackle Kendall Langford.

The move saves the Rams $6 million in cap space for 2015. Langford lost his starting job to rookie Aaron Donald this past season and saw his playing time greatly reduced. The Rams made the move now to give Langford a little extra time to find another job before the start of the free agency period March 10, by which time the market will be flooded with released players.

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Rams Free-Agent Preview: Offensive Tackle –Wagoner

 

EARTH CITY, Mo. — The free-agent market is scheduled to open March 10 and teams may begin negotiations with those poised to hit the market beginning March 7. We’ll count down to that with a position-by-position look at what the St. Louis Rams have in place, who is set to hit the market, what they might need and who might fit the bill.

Under contract: Greg Robinson, Jake Long

Pending free agents: Joe Barksdale, Mike Person

What’s needed: The Rams have already committed to making Robinson the team’s left tackle for the short and long term. He is recovering from toe surgery but all signs point to Robinson being healthy and ready to go this season. The real question comes in with what happens on the right side. The Rams would like to keep Barksdale but they haven’t reached terms on a deal and Barksdale is almost certainly going to test the market since he’s this close to the start of free agency. Barksdale has said he’d like to stay in St. Louis in the past but there was surprise in his camp that a deal didn’t get done earlier.

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Rams, Kenny Britt Should Stay Together –Wagoner

By Nick Wagoner

EARTH CITY, Mo. — A little less than a year ago, the St. Louis Rams signed wide receiver Kenny Britt to a one-year “prove it” deal. You know, the one-year contract for a meager amount of money (in NFL terms) for a player who has injury concerns, off-the-field questions or a combination of the two.

Britt arrived in St. Louis with both, yet sought a fresh start with a familiar face. That familiar face was head coach Jeff Fisher, the man who chose Britt in the first round of the 2009 NFL draft.

The belief for Britt was that his reunion with Fisher could help him erase memories of the previous three seasons marked by dropped passes, injuries and questions about his approach to the game.

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