ESPN’s Josina Anderson reports that the Rams have signed defensive lineman Kendall Langford to a four-year, $24 million contract with $12 million guaranteed.
The contract may reduce St. Louis’ chances of landing fellow free agent defensive tackle Jason Jones. Jones visited Rams Park quickly after the beginning of free agency, but left without a contract and recently met with the division-rival Seahawks.
Jones has intended to sign a deal this weekend. We suspect he’s now Seattle bound.
Langford has strictly been a two-down, 3-4 defensive end in Miami and will have to change his game with St. Louis, likely playing as an inside pass rusher. He has 7.5 sacks in 64 NFL games.
Jones has 15.5 sacks in 49 career games. He’d be a big addition to a Seahawks defense in need of an improved interior pass rush.