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Nov 20, 2011; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Trevor Laws (91) celebrates in front of New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) after stopping the Giants on a third down play in the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Farrell/The Star-Ledger via US PRESSWIRE

Rams Ink DT Laws


It’s not a huge secret that defensive tackle is a major need for the Rams, and while there are still pieces to add, the team helped out their depth at the position late Wednesday night. The Rams signed Trevor Laws, a former second-round pick by the Philadelphia Eagles, to a one-year deal. Laws hasn’t done a whole lot in Philly, as he spent four seasons with the Eagles and only started two games. He managed 40 tackles last year, and he did post four sacks the year before.

This isn’t a signing that’s going to blow anyone away, but it looks like a solid move. Laws is going to be a rotation guy and there won’t be high expectations, but he should be solid in his role. He’s still young at 26, so I think there’s reason to be optimistic that he could turn out to be better than expected. There’s not much risk, and hopefully he can utilize his skills as a pass-rusher to be another nice piece of the puzzle.

There’s still work to do at the DT position, and the Rams know it. They have to find a legit starter to play next to Kendall Langford, and they are likely going to look to the draft to do it. There are going to be good players available, but whether it’s the draft or another free agent, expect more new faces to join Laws and Langford.

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