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Rams, Will Witherspoon in contract talks

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The Rams could be looking to bring back to veteran linebacker this season.

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The St. Louis Rams may not be finished molding their linebacker unit for 2014. Former Ram and current free agent Will Witherspoon told another group of Rams, at his old high school in Florida, that he's in contract talks with the Rams and the Falcons at the moment.

Deja vu? Probably. The Rams signed Witherspoon a year ago this month to give them some veteran depth at a linebacker position that was thin on experience beyond James Laurinaitis. Though it wasn't publicly known at the time, the Rams were bringing Witherspoon in with the knowledge that they'd be losing Jo-Lonn Dunbar to a PED suspension that fall.

Is there another suspension coming? Who knows. More than likely, this is about shoring up depth and adding some experience. There's really not much more than Ray Ray Armstrong behind the starting trio of Laurinaitis, Alec Ogletree and Dunbar, and Armstrong's really hit or miss. There's also the chance that Ogletree could continue to struggle this season.

Witherspoon ended up playing 137 snaps last year, mostly through the first six games of the season. This would be Witherspoon's third stint with the Rams. He also has a cattle ranch specializing in locally raised, grass-fed beef not far outside of St. Louis.