5 Free Agents the St. Louis Rams Should Still Sign

5 Free Agents Who St. Louis Rams Should Still Sign

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The St. Louis Rams may be loaded in terms of the upcoming NFL Draft, but the team has a handful of needs that could use some immediate veteran attention. Youth is always better with a sprinkle of experience mixed in, and the Rams would be wise to add a few more well-traveled names. These five free agents still available on the open market would make sense for the team to add prior to the draft.

5. Steve Gregory, S

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5. Steve Gregory, S

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Last season, it was Matt Giordano with the Rams, and the year before that is was Quintin Mikell filling the veteran safety role. Steve Gregory might not have much left in the tank, but he could help groom some youngsters for the team and provide much-needed depth to a secondary that really struggled a year ago.

4. Chris Clemons, S

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4. Chris Clemons, S

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If the older Gregory isn’t the flavor the Rams would like, Chris Clemons makes an awful lot of sense. He’s still just 28 years of age but offers the experience and quality that the Rams are severely lacking in the secondary. Clemons ranked as the ninth-best safety in coverage last season according to Pro Football Focus, so he doesn’t remain unsigned due to poor play. For the right price, St. Louis should consider adding him.

3. Thomas DeCoud, S

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3. Thomas DeCoud, S

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After a Pro Bowl year in 2012, Thomas DeCoud saw a serious regression in 2013. He graded out as an awful minus-16.0 according to Pro Football Focus last season, but a lot of that has to fall on the guys playing around him on the Atlanta Falcons’ defense. DeCoud could be a bargain given his poor play last season, and even a rebound year to somewhere in between 2012 and 2013 in terms of quality would make him a nice value signing in St. Louis.

2. Davin Joseph, OG

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2. Davin Joseph, OG

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When the Rams thought Rodger Saffold was long gone to the Oakland Raiders, Davin Joseph came in for a brief visit with the team. That was nearly two weeks ago now, and the veteran lineman remains unsigned. He would be a terrific addition on a one-year deal to help some likely rookie additions on the interior line adjust to the league while also providing his Pro Bowl-level blocking skills in the trenches.

1. Mark Sanchez, QB

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1. Mark Sanchez, QB

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Jeff Fisher has said there is interest from the Rams in Mark Sanchez, and it really makes sense with the QB’s connections to offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer. Given Sam Bradford’s cloudy injury situation and the team’s lack of an experienced backup, adding Sanchez as a solid insurance policy makes too much sense not to happen.


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