The St. Louis Rams made their second dip into the Free Agent pool today. For a lot of Rams fans it is again not a eye popping signing, but a move designed to improve their depth on the defensive line. The Rams announced that they have signed former New York Giants defensive tackle Fred Robbins to a reported 3 year-$12 million deal. The deal is reportedly heavy on incentives.
Robbins is a true defensive line grunt. He is 6'4 325 lbs. and is considered a prototypical run stuffing defensive tackle. As with most recent Rams moves Robbins has ties to the current coaching staff playing under Spagnuolo with the Giants. Robbins has had injury issues the past few seasons, missing a big chunk of the 2008 season. Last season Robbins managed two sacks but did account for three kick blocks.
The signing makes sense because it provides interior help on the defensive line. With a rotation of Clifton Ryan, Darrell Scott, Robbins and theoretically Adam Carriker it should improve their run defense and thus improve James Laurinaitis and the linebacking corps.
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