Mikell recorded a career-high 101 tackles in 2012, and he started all 16 games in each of the last two seasons for St. Louis.
A source with knowledge of Mikell’s contract tells PFT the move saves the Rams $3 million in salary cap space. Mikell’s 2013 cap number was $9 million, and he was slated to make $6 million, per the source. The total amount of “dead money” on the Rams’ books for 2013 from the move is $6 million, according to the source.
The 32-year-old Mikell looks poised to become yet another experienced option for teams looking for safety help. There are eight unsigned safeties in PFT’s Free Agent Hot 100.
Mikell has a wealth of NFL experience, and he has started all but one game in the last five seasons. Durability and dependability will be his selling points.
Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch also reported the Rams were letting go of Mikell.