Tuesday, July 26, 2011

St. Louis Rams Pick Up Safety Quintin Mikell

Tuesday the St. Louis Rams wasted no time jumping into the free agent pool as they have agreed to sign safety Quintin Mikell to a reported four-year 28 million dollar contract. After losing FS Oshiomogho Atogwe to the Washington Redskins the Rams were in need of some additional help in their secondary. Atogwe known as a roaming free safety were as Quintin Mikell is more of a hard hitting strong safety. Mikell played under Steve Spagnuolo while coach Spagnuolo was with the Eagles.

Mikell is a tough nose player at 5'10" and 205 pounds. The Philadelphia Eagles who tend to discard anyone over the age of 30 may regret letting Mikell walk away. The 30 year Mikell is a very steady player, and only missed 7 games in 8 years while with the Eagles. Mikell led the Eagles in tackles last year with 88 and also had a career high in interceptions and pass breakups.

Look for Quintin Mikell to possibly pair with former teammate Michael Lewis along with Craig Dahl to give the Rams a harder hitting secondary. Mikell made the 2009 Pro Bowl and looks to be an excellent addition to the St. Louis Rams.

By Stlvinnie - http://www.stlouisramfan.com/

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