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Darian Stewart signs RFA tender

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Rams safety Darian Stewart has signed his one-year contract offer from the club, the NFL noted in its official transactions on Wednesday.

Stewart, who is entering his fourth NFL season, was a restricted free agent. The Rams retained first-refusal rights if he signed an offer sheet with another club.

The 24-year-old Stewart recorded 10 tackles in 12 games for the Rams a season ago. He saw more playing time on defense in 2011, making 13 starts, notching 84 tackles and intercepting three passes while regularly contributing at strong safety.

Quintin Mikell and Craig Dahl, who combined to start all 16 games at the safety spots for St. Louis last season, are no longer with the club, leaving Stewart as the most experienced option at the position at the moment.

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2 Responses to “Darian Stewart signs RFA tender”
  1. ramfan46 says: Apr 3, 2013 8:09 PM

    Ryan Williams is still woozy from that hit he took from Darian Stewart on Thurs Night Football. If he’s healthy this is the Rams starting SS in 2013.

  2. chefartstl says: Apr 6, 2013 3:53 AM

    I STILL have NO idea why he didn’t start last year while Craig Dahl squandered his contract and got beat deep, time after time. We had two safeties, and only QM showed-up toe play. What the 49’s saw in him enough to sign him is still a head-scratcher.

    Stewart has played well, and deserves a chance to show whether or not he can handle the job. We’ll get one safety in the first or second round, and perhaps another in the late rounds, Stewart and Elam, Syprien, or Vaccarro has nice sound to it!

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