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The Rams will officially cut the veteran safety tomorrow per ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Safety market increases: Rams will release veteran safety Quintin Mikell on Monday.
Safety market increases: Rams will release veteran safety Quintin Mikell on Monday.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 11, 2013
The Rams will lose Mikell's $9 million dollar cap hit this season and due $6 million.
The move comes as a bit of a shock. Mikell played well last season after he began to play an in-the-box safety role. He did struggle in coverage quite a bit though.
The Rams now need to add two new starting safeties for next season, which likely means the Rams will use both the draft and free agency for the safety position.