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.