Five days in, the St. Louis Rams have reached agreements with three free agents. A bevvy of other free agents have drifted through Rams Park as the team continues to search for upgrades to its roster. This has been a busy week, and it may not slow down for awhile.
Signing Cortland Finnegan filled a big need in the Rams' secondary, which was a serious weakness of the team last year. Much of that had to do with injuries that wiped out the top of the depth chart. Finnegan gives the backfield a gritty, versatile player who should fit nicely with Bradley Fletcher and Jerome Murphy.
Scott Wells, even at 31, represents a big upgrade at center. A Pro Bowler last year, Wells is a tough run blocker and has the brains needed to get protection calls right along the line. Centers can often play into their mid-thirties, so Wells should fill the void for most, if not all, of his four-year deal.
Defensive tackle Kendall Langford is a disruptive force on the inside of the defensive line. Never a big sack guy, he still has a great track record for getting to the passer with 54 hits, hurries and sacks over the last two years.
More additions could be coming, and the best part is that none of these moves are coming at the expense of young players. Langford and Finnegan are still in their 20s. And the Rams, of course, have a boat load of draft picks for the next three seasons.
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