Darian Stewart signs RFA tender


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.