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Rams Ink Richardson, Haggan

Oct. 09, 2011; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Barry Richardson (67) watches the game from the sidelines against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory credit: Michael Hickey-US PRESSWIRE

With OTAs up and running, the Rams decided to make a couple of moves to add some depth. The team agreed to deals with LB Mario Haggan and OT Barry Richardson, and the duo are both expected to be on the field for Wednesday’s workout.

Both of these are solid signings, but I really like the move to bring Richardson in. Tackle is a big question mark right now, so adding a guy who has started all 32 games over the last two seasons is big. I’ll be the first to admit that he has had some ups and downs during his career with Kansas City, and Chiefs fans will certainly back that up. But we don’t know how Jason Smith is going to work out, and we needed a backup plan that is experienced. The added bonus is that Richardson is still pretty young and he has room for development.

Haggan worked out for the team last week, and considering the extreme lack of depth at linebacker, it makes plenty of sense to bring him in. He’s a little bit older at 32, but he’s versatile and we needed another body. He’s probably not going to dominate, but he will help.

Topics: Barry Richardson, Jason Smith, Kansas City Chiefs, Mario Haggan, OTAs, St. Louis Rams

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