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Quintin Mikell lands in St. Louis

Quintin Mikell, Matt Schaub AP

The Rams have quickly replaced safety O.J. Atogwe.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports St. Louis and former Eagles safety Quintin Mikell have agreed on a four-year contract.

Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo loves his former players, and he had Mikell in Philadelphia.  While Mikell and Atogwe have a different skill set, the Rams needed to find capable players for their secondary.

We ranked Mikell as the 46th best available free agent this offseason, so he must be pretty sweet.

UPDATE: Mikell gets $28 million over four years.  We have to think that deal was Kardashianed.  (Heavier on the back end.)

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32 Responses to “Quintin Mikell lands in St. Louis”
  1. nineroutsider says: Jul 26, 2011 6:27 PM

    I have always liked Mikell, so maybe some Eagles fans will comment on why this won’t help the ‘same ole sorry @ss Rams’…who aren’t so sorry anymore.

  2. nfl25 says: Jul 26, 2011 6:27 PM

    Q is better than people know. Pro Football Focus has him as their best rated saftey. He does everything really good but he doesnt stand out on one thing. Rams should be pretty decent this year

  3. onebadace says: Jul 26, 2011 6:28 PM

    Always liked Quintin Mikell. I’m sure he will produce in St. Louis.

  4. thetooloftools says: Jul 26, 2011 6:31 PM

    Hey… most Eagles players are battle tested… I’m not a fan of the team, but their players know you have to play physical.

  5. eaglesfootballfan says: Jul 26, 2011 6:35 PM

    Mikell was a solid player but he is not a playmaker. Remeber when Ryan Torrain ran over him.

  6. schmitty2 says: Jul 26, 2011 6:37 PM

    The Rams still have a long ways to go but their defense is going to be downright scary in the next 1-2 years

  7. phillychzstk2012 says: Jul 26, 2011 6:38 PM

    way to go Mikell!!

  8. wyldsoul says: Jul 26, 2011 6:38 PM

    Mikell wasn’t quite the same player once Dawkin’s left, but I am still sad to see him go. We have some good young players at saftey to step in, and I wouldn’t be surprised if we picked up a veteran.

  9. terrellblowens says: Jul 26, 2011 6:38 PM

    Good guy, hard worker, and great success story from being undrafted. Good luck to him. The Rams got a good player

  10. touchdownroddywhite says: Jul 26, 2011 6:39 PM

    Well, that sure didn’t take long… Good thing there’s no rules about tampering!

  11. deathmonkey41 says: Jul 26, 2011 6:42 PM

    Let the parade of average Ex-Eagles and Ex-Giants begin! Soon, we will raid their practice squads like the Seals raided Bin Laden’s Paki hideout!!!

  12. rammerray says: Jul 26, 2011 6:42 PM

    RAMS fan here. September 11, 2011: Home opener. RAMS vs Eagles. This is gonna be good!!

  13. igglesrah says: Jul 26, 2011 6:43 PM

    He’s suspect, un aware when the ball is in the air and a shotty tackler at best. He’s a hard worker and a definite starter in this league, he has just run his course in Philly. Lata Q!!

  14. eaglesfootballfan says: Jul 26, 2011 6:45 PM

    Rams are an average team at best. I think it is safe to say about the whole entire NFC West.

  15. We'reFineThere says: Jul 26, 2011 6:50 PM

    I don’t think the Eagles didn’t want him… they just didn’t want him for 4 years at his age. The Eagles defensive strategy is to pay DL (rare mass) and CB’s (rare speed) and treat the 5’11”- 6’3″ LBs and Safeties as dime a dozen interchangeable athletes.

    That being said Q is good dude and good luck to him.

  16. eaglesdynasty says: Jul 26, 2011 6:51 PM

    good luck brother, great story from UDFA to S/T ace to primmary backup to starter to All Pro……that being said I hope Spags did his homework on Mikell because his play has been steadily and obviously declining for a couple seasons now. His range in coverage is slipping and hes been completely run over and embrassed several times each season when he used to be a asset in run support and could take on those bigger backs.

    Ah well, hopefully Jaiqwan Jarrett is ready to step up and get this new safety duo going!

  17. momentumtech says: Jul 26, 2011 6:54 PM

    Seems like a smart pickup for the Rams as long as the price isnt too steep.

  18. seabreezes51 says: Jul 26, 2011 6:56 PM

    Wrong side of 30.
    He can play.

  19. vbe2 says: Jul 26, 2011 6:57 PM

    rammerray says:Jul 26, 2011 6:42 PM

    RAMS fan here. September 11, 2011: Home opener. RAMS vs Eagles. This is gonna be good!!
    =================================

    Because of Quintin Mikell? Really? lol It’s not like he was some superstar that now has bad blood with the Eagles.

    He was just an average player and probably won’t make much of an impact with the Rams.

  20. captainwisdom8888 says: Jul 26, 2011 6:59 PM

    Q learned how to play the position from a man named Brian Dawkins…

    Nuff’ said.

  21. jazzillion says: Jul 26, 2011 7:00 PM

    Tell me how Mikell can be signed by another team when free agency hasn’t started yet.

  22. rammerray says: Jul 26, 2011 7:27 PM

    @ vbe2: Not just because of Mikell. Because of the season itself. Mikell now plays against the guys he went against in practice. And he will make an impact.

  23. rammerray says: Jul 26, 2011 7:27 PM

    @ jazzillion: He’s agreed to a contract. He can’t sign until Friday.

  24. surly1n1nd1anapol1s says: Jul 26, 2011 7:30 PM

    I believe the Colts were interested as a Bob Sanders replacement.

  25. jazzillion says: Jul 26, 2011 7:48 PM

    Thanks rammerray. As far as Im concerned, free agency started today and there should be a huge run on agreements.

  26. FinFan68 says: Jul 26, 2011 7:54 PM

    jazzillion says:
    Jul 26, 2011 7:00 PM
    Tell me how Mikell can be signed by another team when free agency hasn’t started yet.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    I think they can talk and come to an agreement now, but they cannot sign a deal until Friday

  27. godeepwvu says: Jul 26, 2011 7:57 PM

    Eagles Fan Here – Q was a decent player, not spectacular. Can be a big liability in coverage, but will knock people out.

  28. wideswing says: Jul 26, 2011 8:25 PM

    As an eagles fan, i would have like him to stay. He will be good for the rams, and he knows spagnolo’s D.

  29. ursodiol says: Jul 26, 2011 8:59 PM

    same age as atogwe, might even be an upgrade. good signing by the rams imo.

  30. fmwarner says: Jul 26, 2011 9:00 PM

    I would have liked for Mikell to stay. He’s a good player, a good dude, and would have provided much needed veteran leadership on defense.

    But 4 years/$28 mil? I’ll drive him to the airport.

  31. philly2boston says: Jul 26, 2011 11:15 PM

    overrated player who was out of position mostly

  32. bealeman says: Jul 27, 2011 6:13 AM

    Kardashianed! LOL

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