Former Eagles Defensive Tackle Laws Signs with Rams
The Rams have agreed to terms with veteran defensive lineman Trevor Laws, he announced on his twitter account Wednesday.
Laws, 26, adds more depth to St. Louis' defensive line, and was expendable with the team bringing back his Notre Dame teammate Derek Landri earlier this week. Laws was a second round pick of the Eagles, but was constantly plagued by injuries during his time in Philly.
Laws is a classic 4-3 tackle and is a solid run defender, playing about 25 snaps per game and recording 20 tackles with one sack.
Laws spent his first four NFL seasons with the Eagles, who drafted him in the second round in 2008. It will be interesting to see how Laws is used, the Rams are without defensive coordinator Greg Williams indefinitely, he is suspended for his role in the Saints bounty-gate. He should compete for playing time next to Kendall Langford.
This off season, the Eagles have brought back Landri, restructured tackle Cullen Jenkins deal and re-signed Antonio Dixon who missed all but four games last season.
The Eagles will use Landri in a rotational role after notching 21 tackles and two sacks in 12 games last season, and acquitted himself well against the run leading the tean in tackles behind the line of scrimmage. As for Dixon, he surprised many by starting 10 games in 2010, making 30 tackles and two sacks. He'll provide depth as a run stuffer and will essentially take over the role that was occupied by Laws last season.