The Rams continued to quietly add interesting pieces in free agency, picking up defensive tackle Justin Bannan on a three-year deal.
Bannan follows Josh McDaniels to St. Louis; the Denver Post said McD had a role in the move. The former Ravens player didn’t fit great in Denver, but he can be a useful rotation player. Baltimore and Dallas expressed interest in him.
The signing continues a trend of under the radar but promising moves by the Rams. Safety Quintin Mikell, wide receiver Mike Sims-Walker, and guard Harvey Dahl are all sensible pickups that improve an ascending team with a quality young quarterback.
With Tarvaris Jackson starting at quarterback in Seattle, the Rams are the NFC West favorites.