The Rams still interested in re-signing Mikell?

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The St. Louis Post Dispatch's Jim Thomas is reporting the the Rams wouldn't mind bringing back Quintin Mikell. Come to think of it, I really wouldn't mind that either? Mikell quietly had a pretty decent season in 2012 - 101 tackles, 3 sacks, and 4 forced fumbles.

NFLTradeRumors.com has the 32 year old safety out of Boise State as the #12 free agent on their list of players waiting in the wings to find NFL work. The two time All-Pro safety (2008, 2010) has built an impressive resume over his 10 year career - 636 tackles, 8 sacks, 12 interception, 16 forced fumbles, and 53 passes deflected.

The problem the Rams face is two fold: Salary Cap space and Mikell's age(32). After releasing both of the team's starting safeties for 2012, the Rams went for USC's T. J. McDonald in the 3rd round of the NFL Draft. They signed Cody Davis (S, Texas Tech), and Ray Ray Armstrong (S, Miami) to bolster the training camp competition for the starting safety jobs. Still waiting in the wings for the Rams are second year safeties Matt Daniels and Rodney McLeod, so this will be an interesting position to watch.

I don't see the Rams freeing up the necessary money they'd need to sign Mikell. They recently re-structured Chris Long's contract so they'd have payroll enough to sign their latest draft picks. It's hard to imagine the organization being able to find the $3 million-ish I think it would take to bring back Mikelll, who was due $9 million this year before being cut.

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