The St. Louis Rams signed their second free agent defensive tackle of the offseason, bolstering depth at a position in need of able bodies. According to the man himself, defensive tackle Trevor Laws revealed on Twitter Wednesday night that he signed with the Rams. Jim Thomas from the Post-Dispatch reports that it is a one-year deal.
Laws played 351 snaps for the Eagles last season. He graded out slightly negative according to Pro Football Focus, which was mostly due to low marks in coverage and penalties. A 6'1" 304 lbs interior lineman, Laws' primary role has been as a run stuffer.
He was the Eagles' second-round pick in 2008. Laws turns 27 in June, giving the Rams a relatively young player to replace the released Justin Bannan and Fred Robbins, last year's starters who were both in their 30s.
Besides Kendall Langford, the Rams other free agent defensive tackle signed this year, the team has three other players besides their two free agent additions. Gary Gibson, Jermelle Cudjo and Darell Scott are the other three defensive tackles on the roster. All three will be battling for jobs in training camp, and the team could still draft another defensive tackle this year.