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Rams nab Harvey Dahl, Mike Sims-Walker, Mikell

Posted on: July 29, 2011 11:17 pm
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Posted by Will Brinson

No one's going to accuse the Rams of being too active this offseason, but give them credit for continuing to make smart, low-risk plays without trying to sell the farm to make a run in the weak NFC West too early.

They continued the offseason trend by picking up guard Harvey Dahl (formerly of the Falcons), wideout Mike Sims-Walker (formerly of the Jaguars) and safety Quintin Mikell (formerly of the Eagles) on Friday.

Mikell, who played for coach Steve Spagnuolo in Philly, signed a four-year deal with the Rams.

“We are excited to add Quintin to our football team,” Spagnuolo said. “I have known him since his rookie year in Philadelphia and I have great respect for the person and player. We look forward to getting him in the mix and getting him up to speed."

Dahl agreed to terms earlier in the day Friday and reportedly will sign a four-year deal. Though the terms haven't been reported, the St. Louis Dispatch says that he "didn't come cheaply."

Whatever, Dahl's worth it -- the Rams are quietly piecing together a stout offensive line to protect Sam Bradford over the long term and with Steven Jackson in the backfield, should be potent offensively again in 2011.

There is the matter of wide receivers, however -- the Rams didn't hit on any of the big-name targets out in free agency (though that's not a bad thing, necessarily), but did yank Sims-Walker off the scrap heap late Friday.

"Last nite in orlando, got a early morning flight to catch to the midwest.... Yea its official I'm a RAM!!!!!!" he tweeted Friday.

MSW is reportedly getting a one-year deal worth $3.7 million which, again, minimizes the risk for the Rams but also helps boost their weakened wide receiver corps.

And puts them squarely in the camp of teams that decided not to break the bank chasing high-profile free agents. Sometimes, that's not such a bad thing, especially when you land some low risk players who can come in and solidify a team that's on the rise.

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Since: Jun 24, 2010
Posted on: July 30, 2011 8:44 am
 

Rams nab Harvey Dahl, Mike Sims-Walker, Mikell

i hate it say it but you're wrong. rams can wait one more saeson to land the #1WR of their dreams. give bradford one more year to develop, give spags one more year to turn the defense into a demonizing force, THEN go out and get the WR we need. You add a big mean OG(Dahl) and hard hitting safety(mikell) to last years team and i think we would have played NO in the first round, not SEA. this team is now built up enough to win the division, next we we will be ready to make a run in the playoffs



Since: May 7, 2011
Posted on: July 30, 2011 6:13 am
 

Rams nab Harvey Dahl, Mike Sims-Walker, Mikell

I have to admit that the Rams made smart moves by signing these players,but I still feel that they should have tried to sign a "big time receiver" to go along with Bradford and Jackson. The signing of Sims-Walker doesn't say too much for them as far as "big time receiver" goes,but I understand the logic behind it. I still feel that the Rams are going to try and get another receiver,maybe Roy Williams or even Braylon Edwards......if the price is right! You can say what you want about these two receivers as far as "drops" goes,but they both are "playmakers".....No Doubt!!!


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