NFL Free Agents: With Jason Jones Decision Pending, Rams Visit With Kendall Langford As Fallback Plan

The St. Louis Rams will visit with defensive lineman Kendall Langford while they wait for an answer from Jason Jones.

The St. Louis Rams tried their best to get free agent defensive tackle Jason Jones to sign a deal with the team, even sending Cortland Finnegan out to dinner with him to make the pitch. Jones left Rams Park without a contract and landed in Seattle Thursday night for a visit with the Seahawks. Meanwhile, the Rams are pursuing a backup plan. Dolphins defensive lineman Kendall Langford will visit St. Louis on Friday.

Langford left Cincinnati on Thursday without a contract on Friday morning. He is en route to St. Louis.

Langford was a third-round pick in 2008 from Hampton. With the Dolphins, he mostly played as a 3-4 defensive end. He does have the ability to work inside. As a prospect, he was noted for his athleticism and strength at the point of attack.

Those traits showed up with Dolphins as well. He is a plus pass rusher, according to Pro Football Focus, and 2011 was the first year he ever had a negative grade from PFF against the run. That might have been due to Miami's use of a hybrid front, using him some as an end in a four-man front.

Whether or not the Rams would sign Langford and Jones remains to be seen. First, they need to see what Jones decides. GM Les Snead expected a decision from Jones over the weekend, Monday at the latest.

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