2013 NFL free agents Daryl Smith leaving without a deal

Sam Greenwood

The St. Louis Rams are interested in adding players that will help their team. Daryl Smith is the latest player on the Rams list, this time however, Smith is leaving St. Louis without a contract.

The St. Louis Rams played host to Daryl Smith, but the two sides weren't able to work towards a contract. In fact, according to Jim Thomas, the a deal most likely won't happen anytime soon.

Here's what Thomas wrote about the matter.

Linebacker Daryl Smith completed his free-agent visit to the Rams on Tuesday, but no deal appears imminent. In fact, indications are that Smith may take several visits before reaching a decision.

Smith, 31, most likely wouldn't get a deal longer than two years. He won't command a big salary either. Just because Smith left without a deal, doesn't mean that the two sides won't be able to see eye-to-eye eventually. There's no rush; although, Smith would be a good player to have on a team that needs linebackers. At this point in his career, it's hard not to consider him at being more than stop gap solution.

Ryan asked Big Cat Country, our Jaguars blog about Smith.

Daryl Smith is a do-it-all linebacker in a 4-3 defense. He can play at all three positions and does everything well. He typically would play the weakside linebacker position for the Jaguars and is a three-down linebacker. He's excellent in coverage, can blitz if called upon, and is stout against the run. Despite his age and groin injury last season, he still has a few years left in the tank.

Don't get me wrong, he's still a solid player and could be a starter on day one for this team. However, even if he's on the roster, it wouldn't be a surprise if the Rams drafted a linebacker. A young linebacker could learn from Smith, last year's free agent pick up Jo-Lonn Dunbar, and the Rams signal caller on defense James Laurinaitis.

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