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Rams bring back Morgan Fox, cut Tanzel Smart

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LA Rams tinker with their defensive line

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Morgan Fox
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The Rams made some minor adjustments to their defensive line Friday morning as they re-signed Morgan Fox and cut Tanzel Smart.

Fox was a restricted free agent going into the offseason, yet, the Rams did not tender him, making him an unrestricted free agent. Two months into the open market, they have now brought him back on a one-year deal.

Clearly, the Rams re-considered Fox’s value to the team. The defensive end signed as an undrafted free agent from Colorado State in 2016 and has played in 36 NFL games, having missed the 2018 season with a torn ACL. Fox appeared in every game in 2019 and played in a rotation, totally two sacks last season.

The plan for Fox will likely be to play a similar reserve role this season.

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Tanzel Smart
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Smart, a defensive tackle, was selected in the sixth round out of Tulane in 2017. He has played in 31 career games as a backup. He had seven tackles last season.