The St Louis Rams have continued their trend of signing cheap, veteran players today when they added linebacker Ben Leber. Leber brings to the table plenty of experience and ability, making him another upgrade over what the Rams trotted out at OLB last season. He will likely have to fight with Diles and Poppinga for playing time at SLB, but he should log a fair amount regardless.
He is a solid coverage linebacker who can be utilized in passing situations effectively. Leber doesn’t bring anything special to the table, but he isn’t a guy who will make many mistakes. The Rams’ current linebacker coach, Paul Ferraro, has worked with Leber in the past so this will be another signing where familiarity may have played a role.
With this signing, the Rams have once again taken a positive step with their defense. Expect them to be very, very good on that side of the ball this season.