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Rams sign Matt Giordano

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The Rams were in the market for a veteran safety and they found their man on Friday.

Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Rams have signed safety Matt Giordano. Safety Don Unamba was let go in a corresponding move.

Giordano visited the team this week along with Sherrod Martin and Abram Elam as the Rams tried to find some experienced help for their young group of safeties. Giordano started 13 games for the Raiders last year and, like just about everyone else on the Raiders defense in 2012, did not play particularly well. He also started nine games for Oakland in 2011, but has primarily been a reserve and special teamer during previous stints with the Saints, Packers and Colts, who drafted Giordano with the 134th pick in the 2005 draft.

Giordano will likely compete with Darian Stewart for a starting job with 2013 third-rounder T.J. McDonald expected to occupy the other safety spot. He may not be the only veteran joining the Rams in the near future. The team has been looking at linebackers as well and could bring one to add depth and competition before training camp.

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14 Responses to “Rams sign Matt Giordano”
  1. goraidersgospurs says: Jun 14, 2013 3:32 PM

    Decent player, Good Luck Gio!!!

  2. mcmeen0576 says: Jun 14, 2013 3:44 PM

    He’s not delivery….

  3. yssupasigninnamnotyep says: Jun 14, 2013 3:52 PM

    So Flowerio…you only hire guys who can bash the Raiders on a consistent basis? Think maybe it was players like this that contributed to ‘everyone else did not play particularly well’?

  4. granadafan says: Jun 14, 2013 4:04 PM

    He’ll provide some great depth for the Rams.

  5. nyfcat says: Jun 14, 2013 4:44 PM

    Have the Rams ignored the safety position or what?

  6. touchdownraaaiders says: Jun 14, 2013 5:22 PM

    Rams fans – be prepared for many phantom hamstring pulls after Giordano gets burnt or takes the wrong angle on tackles only to whiff.

  7. tooz72 says: Jun 14, 2013 5:44 PM

    always out of position, Stuart Schweigert Jr

  8. commitment2excrement says: Jun 14, 2013 5:44 PM

    decent player? Did you even watch any games last season? I did. I watched him get juked out of his shoes by the Jags backup’s last year. Not a good look when the backups break the ankles of your single high safety.

  9. schmitty2 says: Jun 14, 2013 6:34 PM

    If he can make even one tackle he is a huge upgrade over Craig Dahl.

  10. willieboy12 says: Jun 14, 2013 7:16 PM

    I seen him several times last 2 seasons and agree, he’ll be a good addition to the team. His stats frin lkast couple years have him as team leader in pass ITs (6 in 2011and top 3-4 in tackles both seasons. He missed a few tackles but still was team beat safety so should be a boost to our Rams.

  11. jkaflagg says: Jun 14, 2013 8:45 PM

    Has a nose for the ball and will get a few picks, but a huge liability in coverage and a spotty tackler…..sure the Rams will be looking for an upgrade even if he makes the team…

  12. raiderapologist says: Jun 14, 2013 9:41 PM

    Better than Dahl, but not as good as Mikell. He hustles, but seems to get dinged a lot.

  13. garyhd01 says: Jun 14, 2013 11:02 PM

    I believe he will be a back up and that darien and tj will win the job but I will say this he has to be better than craig dahl and at least we have some injury insurance I dare the teams in the league to name a more inept safety than dahl last year

  14. joetoronto says: Jun 15, 2013 3:43 AM

    He reads well but he can’t make an open field tackle to save his life.

    He has great inline speed and decent size, but he can’t cover at all and bites hard on every move.

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