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Rams free agent rumors: Rams considering DT Justin Bannan

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Add Justin Bannan to the list of defensive tackles being considered by the St. Louis RamsAccording to Jim Thomas, Bannan, with the Broncos last season, is another name in the mix. It also indicates that low-end veteran help is how Devaney et al plan to address the team's need at defensive tackle.

Bannan started all 16 games in Denver last year, playing defensive end. The McDaniels-led Donkeys signed him as a free agent from Baltimore. He has experience at DE and DT and would be tackle in a 4-3 defense. At 32, Bannan is no spring chicken, but could be an upgrade over Gary Gibson

Adequate. That sounds like the best way to describe Bannan. 

Also of note, the Texans have given permission for DT Amobi Okoye to seek a trade. Okoye, a top ten pick in 2008, never really blossomed in Houston; he doesn't fit at all in their new 3-4 defense. Teams seeking a 4-3 defensive tackle who might still have some potential would be interested. He's only 24, and surely couldn't be any less of a player than the players bringing up the rear of the Rams DT rotation.