The St. Louis Rams made their first roster move of the 2015 offseason on Thursday by releasing defensive tackle Kendall Langford.
Rams have released DT Kendall Langford. Saves $6 million in salary cap space.— Jim Thomas (@jthom1) February 26, 2015
Langford has been starter his first two seasons in St. Louis, but lost starting job to Aaron Donald last season.— Jim Thomas (@jthom1) February 26, 2015
After rookie defensive tackle Aaron Donald started racking up Pro Bowl worthy numbers, the Rams began fielding calls on the 29 year old DT in October, just prior to the trade deadline. No deals were made, and Langford finished out the season behind starters Michael Brockers and the aforementioned Donald.
Langford never set the world on fire in his time in St. Louis, but proved serviceable. Moreover, he stayed healthy. Langford, in his seven seasons in the NFL, has never missed a game. He’ll find work elsewhere without much problem.
Using the Rams’ official website, this move leaves the team a little sparse at the position, with only Alex Carrington - who’s also a free agent - as depth at the position.<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Rams releasing Langford saves $6 million against the salary cap. Projecting $143 million cap, Rams now have around $9 million in space.</p>— Nick Wagoner (@nwagoner) <a href="https://twitter.com/nwagoner/status/571063773705826305">February 26, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>...who’s next?