Rams Agree With Mikell

Though free agents can’t officially be signed until Friday, the Rams got started on free agency right away today. According to various reports, the team has agreed to a deal with former Eagles’ safety Quintin Mikell worth $28 million over four years. The Rams had a major hole to fill at safety after the loss of OJ Atogwe, and they wasted no time getting a Spags guy who knows the scheme and plays hard on every down.

I’ve talked about Mikell a few different times here, and I was pretty sure the Rams were going to be a player for him when free agency hit. I’m a little surprised it happened so quickly, but it’s a relief that one of our major holes has already been filled with a player of this caliber. I’m not saying he’s going to any Pro Bowls any time soon, but considering the crop of safeties available, I think the Rams hit a home run here.

The deal is bigger than I expected at $28 million over 4, but I have to believe that is backloaded because he is getting up there in age a bit. All in all, great way for the Rams to kick off the free agent period and let’s keep that momentum going.

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